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Bart Gordon (Barton Jennings Gordon)

Bart Gordon, lawyer, former United States Representative from Tennessee. Bar: Tennessee 1974. Executive director Tennessee Democratic Party, 1979, chairman, 1981—1983; board directors Middle Tennessee State University Found, Rutherford County United Givers Fund.

Background

  • Gordon, Bart was born on January 24, 1949 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States. Son of Robert Jennings and Margaret Louise (Barton) Gordon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with honors, Middle Tennessee State University, 1971. Juris Doctor, University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1973.

    Career

    • Private practice attorney, Murfreesboro, 1974—1983. Member United States Congress from 6th Tennessee District, Washington, 1985—2011, United States House Banking, Finance & Urban Affairs, Washington, 1985—1987, United States House Energy & Commerce Committee, Washington, 1985—2011, United States House Permanent Select Committee on Aging, Washington, 1985—1987, United States House Science & Technology Committee, Washington, 1985—1987, 1997—2011, ranking member, 2005—2007, chairman, 2007—2011. Member United States House Rules Committee, 1987—1995, United States House Budget Committee, Washington, 1993—1995.

      Partner K&L Gates LLP, since 2011. Served in United States Army Reserve, 1971-1972.

    Politics

    Church should be engaged in public policy debates and participate actively in consultations with government.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.

    Views

    Libelous language with regard to nationality, ethnic background, sexuality or gender does not assess the value of individual and contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Membership

    Executive director Tennessee Democratic Party, 1979, chairman, 1981—1983. Board directors Middle Tennessee State University Found, Rutherford County United Givers Fund.

    Connections

    • Married Leslie Peyton, 1988. 1 child Peyton Margaret.
    Bart Gordon
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    Born January 24, 1949
    (age 68)