Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn

U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2019 (pending)

State Senator for Tennessee's 23rd district
In office
January 12, 1999 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by Keith Jordan
Succeeded by Jim Bryson

Executive Director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission
In office
February 1995 – June 1997
Preceded by Dancy Jones
Succeeded by Anne Pope

Chairman of the Williamson County Republican Party
In office
Preceded by George Miller
Succeeded by Al Nations

Born June 6, 1952
Laurel, Jones County


Spouse(s) Chuck Blackburn
Children Two children
Alma mater Mississippi State University
Religion Presbyterian

Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn (born June 5, 1952) is a conservative Republican who has represented Tennessee's 7th congressional district seat in the United States House of Representatives since her election in 2002.

A native of Laurel, Mississippi, and a graduate of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Blackburn resides with her husband, Chuck Blackburn, in Brentwood, a suburb of the capital city of Nashville. They have two children; she is a Presbyterian. Previously, she served in the Tennessee State Senate.

On November 6, 2018, in a bid for the United States Senate seat held by the retiring Bob Corker, a Moderate Republican and former mayor of Chattanooga, Blackburn expects to face the Democrat Phil Bredesen, a popular former governor of Tennessee. In late May 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Tennessee to rally voters on Blackburn's behalf. Trump called Brednsen, who is backed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, an obstructionist to Trump's Make America Great Again agenda.[1]


  1. "Trump Travels to Nashville", The San Antonio Express-News, May 30, 2018, p. A8.