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Tennessee State University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Nashville, TN

Founding Date:
1912

Motto:
Think, Work, Serve

Team:
Tigers

Enrollment:
8500

Official Website:
http://www.tnstate.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jimmy Blanton
Jazz Musician
5-Oct-1918 30-Jul-1942 Bassist, The Duke Ellington Orchestra
Ralph Boston
Track and Field
9-May-1939   First long jumper to exceed 27 feet
Joseph R. Cleveland
Business
c. 1944   CIO of Lockheed Martin
Ed "Too Tall" Jones
Football
23-Feb-1951   Dallas Cowboys, 106 career sacks
Frank McRae
Actor
3-Jun-1942   48 Hrs.
Lloyd W. Newton
Military
26-Jun-1942   USAF General
Carl Rowan
Columnist
11-Aug-1925 23-Sep-2000 Chicago Sun-Times columnist
Wilma Rudolph
Track and Field
23-Jun-1940 12-Nov-1994 Three track Olympic Gold Medals in 1960
Wyomia Tyus
Track and Field
29-Aug-1945   Olympic sprinter
Oprah Winfrey
Talk Show Host
29-Jan-1954   The Oprah Winfrey Show

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James C. Napier
Government
9-Jun-1845 21-Apr-1940 Founder of Nashville One-Cent Savings Bank

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Merritt
Football
26-Jan-1926 13-Dec-1983 Tennessee Football Coach, 1963-83


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