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Albert H. Roberts

Born: Jul 4, 1868

Death: Jun 25, 1946

Birthplace: Overton County

Nationality: United States

Albert H. Roberts

Date of Birth : Jul 4, 1868
Date of Death : Jun 25, 1946
Birth Place : Overton County

Albert Houston Roberts was an American politician, educator, and jurist. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1919 to 1921, having previously served as a state court judge and as principal of the Alpine Institute. He is best remembered for calling the special session of the Tennessee General Assembly that ratified the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, in August 1920. Roberts' support for the amendment and his unpopular tax reform initiatives divided the state Democratic Party and doomed his reelection chances.

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