Ben Atchley
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Ben Atchley

Republican

American politician

Knoxville, Tennessee
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Ben Atchley

American politician
Summary
Experience
88
Age at Death1930-2018
4
Years of Experience
TNResidence (state)

Curtis Bentley Atchley Jr. (June 30, 1930 – November 14, 2018), known as Ben Atchley, was an American politician in the state of Tennessee. He served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1972 to 1976 and the Tennessee State Senate from 1977 to 2005, as a Republican. He was a majority leader and caucus chairman in the senate. He was an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and veteran of the United States Naval Reserve. He was married with two children.

Experience

Education

  (1 of 1)  
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Attended
1955 - 1958

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 4)  
Representative
Tennessee State House of Representatives
1972 - 1976
Salesman
Life Insurance and Mutual Funds
1960 - Current
United States Naval Reserves-Seabees
1948 - 1958
Registered Representative
New England Securities

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 19)  
Board
Young Men's Christian Association, Knoxville
1996 - Current
Board
First Tennesse Bank
1995 - Current
Board
Knoxville Sports Corporation
1994 - Current
Board
Leadership Knoxville
1985 - Current
President
Knoxville Association of Life Underwriters
1971 - 1972
President
South Knoxville Optimist Club
1966 - 1967
Advisory Council
Government Ethics Center
Board Member
Sports Corporation of Knoxville
Chancellor's Associate
University of Tenessee
Experience
First Tennessee Bank Advisory Board
Experience
South Knoxville Lodge F&A Masons
Experience
Shriner
Experience
Scottish Rite
President
Knoxville General Agent and Managers Association
Senate Majority Leader
1995 - 2005
Chairman
State Legislative Leaders Foundation
1994 - 1998
Senate Minority Leader
1986 - 1995
Elder
Graystone Presbytarian Church
1966 - Current
Chairman
Senate Republican Caucus, 93rd, 94th General Assemblies