< back to Senators

Senator Jim Summerville

District 25 — Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, and Robertson Counties — Map

district address

208 McCreary Heights
Dickson, TN 37055-1217

nashville address

301 6th Avenue North
Suite 302 War Memorial Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-4499
Fax (615) 253-0302

Personal Information

  • Born October 27, Dickson, TN
  • Member, First Presbyterian Church, Dickson
  • Married
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., political science, 1969
  • University of Iowa, M.A., English literature, 1972
  • Vanderbilt University, M.A., American history, 1983
  • Adjunct instructor, Department of Languages and Literature, Austin Peay State University
  • Author: Educating Black Doctors; A History of Meharry Medical College (Alabama, 1983); The Carmack-Cooper Shooting; Tennessee Politics Turns Violent (McFarland, 1994); Southern Epic; Nashville Through 200 Years (Hallmark, 1996); With Kennedy and Other Stories (Xlibris, 1998) Nashville Medicine; A History (Association Publishing, 1999)
  • Contributor to American National Biography (Oxford, 1999), Encyclopedia of Local History (Altamira, 2000), and Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age (M.E. Sharpe, 2003)

Community Involvement

  • Lead volunteer for the restoration of the Battle of Nashville, Monument
  • Founder: the Theodore Association Police Award for Nashville and Middle Tennessee
  • Member: National Association of Scholars, Tennessee Eagle Forum

Current Session

Staff Contacts

Service in Public Office

  • Senate member of the 107th through the 108th General Assemblies
  • Member, Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  • Member, Senate Government Operations Committee
  • Member, Joint Government Operations Commerce, Labor, Transportation and Agriculture Subcommittee
  • Member, Joint Government Operations Judiciary and Government Subcommittee