Tennessee Statesman Harry T. Burn: Woman Suffrage, Free Elections & a Life of Service
by Tyler T. Boyd, with Foreword by Beth Harwell, Former Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
After reading a letter from his mother, Febb Burn, Harry T. Burn cast the deciding vote to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting suffrage rights to millions of American women. Born and raised in McMinn County, he served in Tennessee government in various capacities for many years, including terms in the state senate and as delegate to state constitutional conventions. His accomplishments include helping secure universal suffrage rights, drafting clean election laws and leading successful careers in law and banking. He encountered more controversies in his career, such as an unsuccessful gubernatorial bid, election fraud and implementation of state legislative reapportionment. Burn's great-grandnephew, Tyler L. Boyd, chronicles the life and legacy of a Tennessee legend in this never-before-told life story.
About the Author:
Tyler L. Boyd is a great-grandnephew of Harry Thomas Burn and a great-great-grandson of Febb Ensminger Burn and James Lafayette Burn. A first-time author, he studies history, civics, economics, geography and philosophy. He enjoys genealogy, running, traveling and the cinema. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Master of Science degree in teacher education, both from the University of Tennessee. He teaches social studies and has taught high school in Lenoir City and Cleveland. Born and raised in Athens, he resides in East Tennessee.