Statement from Gov. Bill Haslam on Gov. McWherter

Press Release from Governor’s Office, April 4, 2011:

Statement from Gov. Bill Haslam on the Passing of Gov. Ned McWherter

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued the following statement on the passing of former Tennessee Gov. Ned McWherter:

“This is a sad day for Tennessee. Governor McWherter was a true statesman who cared about this state and its citizens. He had a long and distinguished career in the legislative and executive branches as well as in business. I will always be grateful for his personal kindness to me and the wise advice he gave me during my first months in office. Crissy’s and my thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and the entire McWherter family during this difficult time.”