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Senator Dolores R. Gresham

District 26 — Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, McNairy, and Henderson Counties — Map

district address

16980 Highway 64
Somerville, TN 38068
Phone (901) 465-9433
Fax (901) 465-6330

nashville address

301 6th Avenue North
Suite 308 War Memorial Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-2368

Personal Information

  • Born on July 16, 1942
  • Married
  • Catholic
  • B.A., University of the Incarnate Word
  • M.S., George Washington University
  • M.A., Loyola, New Orleans
  • Lt. Col., USMC (Retired)

Community Involvement

  • Director, Fayette Haywood Enterprise Community
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation
  • Fayette County Forestry Association
  • Fayette County Foster Care Review Board
  • Local Workforce Investment Board
  • Past President, Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President, Tennessee Cattle Women's Associaiton
  • Past President, Fayette Cares
  • Past Director, National Cattle Women's Association
  • Member, Fayette County and Tipton County Livestock Associations
  • Tennessee Farm Bureau
  • Hardeman County Right to Life
  • Life Member, National Rifle Association and National Skeet Shooting Associations
  • Pastoral Council, St. Phillip the Apostle Catholic Church

Current Session

Staff Contacts

  • Linda Klingmann
  • Michael Maren, Research Analyst

Service in Public Office

  • Senate member of the 106th through 108th General Assemblies
  • House member of the 103rd through the 105th General Assemblies
  • Chair, Senate Education Committee
  • Member, Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
  • Member, Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee


  • C.P. Boyd Award WestStar 2000
  • Citizen of the Year Fayette County 2000