Jack Tenney

Jack Tenney

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jack B. Tenney (1898 - November 4, 1970) was an American politician who was noted for leading anti-communist investigations in California in the 1940s and early 1950s. Tenney was also the composer of several well-known songs, most notably "Mexicali Rose." Tenney was born in 1898 in St. Louis, Missouri, but moved to California in 1909. After serving in the Army during World War I, he returned home and worked his way through law school. While a young attorney, he turned to songwriting and wrote such songs as "Mexicali Rose" and "On the Banks of the Old Merced." Tenney ran for the California State Assembly as a Democrat in 1936 and won; he then ran for the State Senate as a Republican, and served three four-year terms . He was also one of California's electors, casting his vote for Franklin Roosevelt, in 1940. In 1942, Tenney ran for State Senate as a Republican, and would serve three four year terms there.show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136682958
  • 9786136682952