National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Tennessee State Museum
Record No:
76.28
Subject: Clement, Frank Goad
Artist: Kellogg, Martin  
Date: 1958
Media: Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 44.50 X 33.50
Location: TN State Museum
505 Deadrick Street.
Nashville, TN 37243
Web Contact: TN State Museum

History:

The subject is standing and leaning against a desk with his arms folded across his chest. The TN state flag is to the viewer's left and the Legislative flag is to the right. This portrait was hanging on the wall on the first floor of the Capital when the tornado hit downtown Nashville April 16, 1998. It was blown off the wall and as a result the pieces of the frame were separated. The canvas is rippled and is out of position in the frame.
Notes: Frank Goad Clement (1920-1969), born in TN, began his law practice in 1941. He received a second lieutenant's commission in WWII and served the army again as an instructor at Fort Gordon, GA in 1950-1951. A powerful orator, he was elected governor in 1952, and re-elected for the state's first four-year term in 1954. During his administration the first changes in the Tn Constitution since 1870 were made, the State Library and Archives building was opened, and legislation provided for free textbooks in all public schools. His administration faced tumultuous changes that accompanied the national civil rights movement. Clement was instrumental in health care for the poor, in youth and alcoholism programs and in highway development.

Categories: Portrait paintings; Governors; Men.
   

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