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Thousands of Tennesseans’ biographies now accessible with internet tool

(Office of the Tennessee Secretary of State) -- People around the world are familiar with Jack Daniel’s, but they may not know much about the man behind the brand name - the son of a wealthy Scottish immigrant who combined whiskey making techniques from his father’s homeland with Tennessee maple sugar to create a distinctive new type of libation. Nor do they know much about his nephew, a one-time Tennessee state senator who learned how to market that whiskey to the world

Tennesseans can now find the history of the Daniel family - along with more than 30,000 others – with the help of an online index available on the Tennessee State Library and Archives’ (TSLA) web page at http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/misc/biography.htm

TSLA is a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

For years, TSLA has been collecting books full of biographical information on famous and not-so-famous Tennesseans. The library’s holdings contain more than 90 books with such varying titles as “Who’s Who in Tennessee,” “Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly,” “Prominent ...

Go to Press Release at http://tnsos.org/Press/story.php?item=294

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