Inez Man named TVA Chairman

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority directors have named the former chairman of the Republican National Committee as their new chairman.

Director Mike Duncan of Inez, Kentucky was elected Thursday by a 4-3 vote to succeed Bill Sansom of Knoxville when his two-year termed ends May 18.

Director Dennis Bottorff of Nashville urged the board to delay the vote, saying he worried that Duncan would be a partisan "lightning rod" with a Democratic administration in Washington, D.C.

Duncan, who lives outside the TVA region, said "I am more than a partisan animal" and said he looks forward to leading the nation's largest public utility.

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