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

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 ...

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