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Marsha Blackburn's Biography

Office: U.S. Senate (TN) - Jr, Republican

Contact Information

100 Peabody Place
Suite 1125
Memphis, TN 38103

10 West Martin Luther King Boulevard, 6th Floor
Chattanooga, TN 37402

1105 East Jackson Boulevard
Suite 4
Jonesborough, TN 37659

91 Stonebridge Boulevard
Suite 103
Jackson, TN 38305

800 Market Street, Suite 121
Knoxville, TN 37902

B40B Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Marsha Blackburn

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: Chuck; 2 Children: Mary, Chad

Birth Date:

06/06/1952

Birth Place:

Laurel, MS

Home City:

Brentwood, TN

Religion:

Presbyterian

BS, Mississippi State University, 1973

Senator, United States Senate, 2019-present

Former Deputy Whip, United States House of Representatives

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 7, 2002-2019

Candidate, United States Senate, 2018

Assistant Minority Whip, United States House of Representatives, 2002-2006

Senator, Tennessee State Senate, District 23, 1998-2002

Founder/Chair, Congressional Songwriters Caucus, 2003-present

Founder, Congressional Songwriters Caucus

Former Member, Energy and Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives

Co-Chair, House Task Force on Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Former Member, Oversight and Investigators Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, United States House of Representatives

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, United States House of Representatitves

Former Member, Subcommittee on Environment, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Health (Energy and Commerce), United States House of Representatives

Executive Director, Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission, 1995-1997

Owner, Marketing Strategies, present

Director, Retail Fashion/Special Events, Caster Knott Company, 1975-1978

Sales Manager, Southwestern Company, 1973-1975

Student Manager, Southwestern Company, 1971-1973

Member, Christ Presbyterian, present

Member, Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board, present

President, American Lung Association of Middle Tennessee

Member, Brentwood Chamber of Commerce

Member, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

President, Nashville Symphony Guild

Board Member, Nashville Zoo

Member, Rotary Club

State Chair, American Council of Young Political Leaders, 1994

Astrological Sign:

Gemini

Awards:

American Conservative Union, Best and Brightest Award

- Congressman Blackburn is regularly praised by good government groups like the National Federation of Independent Businesses, National Taxpayers Union, the Farm Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council and the American Conservative Union.
- She has been named a Taxpayer Hero by Americans for Tax Reform each year she has served in Congress.
- In 2006 the Independent Electrical Contractors recognized her as their Lawmaker of the Year.
- In 2007 Blackburn received the Conservative Leadership Award from the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.
- In 2007, she was awarded the Congressional Grammy by the Recording Academy; the White Hat award from the Nashville Songwriters Association and in 2008 received the Platinum Award from the RIAA. The Cecil Scaife Foundation has awarded her the Visionary Award.
- In 2012, Health IT Now presented her with the HITN Innovation Award for her work in support of innovative solutions to our most pressing healthcare problems and she was recognized by the Association of Children's Hospitals and the American College of Radiology for her leadership on healthcare issues.
- Marsha has also been honored by the Family Research Council, received the Distinguished Leader Award from the Susan B. Anthony List for her pro-life, pro-family work, and the Iron Jawed Angel Award for Excellence in Public Service.
- In April 2013 at the "Women Run the World" Half Marathon in New York City, More Magazine recognized Blackburn for her service in government by honoring her as one of 10 women who are making a difference in the world.
- The Washington Post has named her one of the 40 Most Interesting Women in Politics and Newsmax has named her one of the 50 Most Influential Female Republicans.
- The Independent Women's Forum has named her the 2014 Woman of Valor.
- Marsha was named the 2016 "Woman of the Year" by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.
- Congressman Blackburn holds an honorary doctorate in letters from King University.

Small Business Bureau and Entrepreneurship Council, Small Business Champion

Family Research Council, True Blue Award

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Spirit of Enterprise Award

Number of Grandchildren:

2

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