George Flinn

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George S. Flinn, Jr. is an American radiologist, radio station owner, and politician. He is a candidate in the Republican primary for the 2014 United States Senate election in Tennessee


Born on July 16, 1943, in Memphis, Tennessee.[citation needed] He attended the Central and East High School system. Worked his way into the University of Mississippi and came out with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

When he was an electrical engineer, George Flinn researched how radio waves could be used for multiple purposes. He went to the University of Tennessee to obtain his medical degree in radiology in 1969. He helped develop Color Ultrasound Technology, and was one of the first to implement "Teleradiology." He also owns patents in Ultrasound Technology.[1][third-party source needed]

The President of the United States appointed him to work at the National Institute of Health in Washington, D.C., meanwhile serving as Commander in the U.S. PHS (Public Health Service.) He was one of the first to implement the practice of teleradiology when he returned to Memphis, Tennessee, as to provide diagnosis to patients in the entire US.[2][citation needed] He has several clinics throughout West Tennessee and Mississippi, as of 2014. Either under the name of "The Flinn Clinic" or "Diagnostic Ultrasounds"[3] [4][5]

He is the owner and CEO of the Flinn Broadcasting Corp with over 40 radio and television stations through the US.[6][7][8]

Political career[edit]

In 2002, Flinn ran for mayor of Shelby County, Tennessee.[9]

Flinn was elected into Shelby County Board of Commissioners in October 2004. He filled an unexpired term of another commissioner and won re-election two years later.[10][11]

In 2010, Flinn ran for the U.S. House of Representatives.[9]

Flinn won the Republican primary in August 2, 2012, for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 9th Congressional District, but lost in the Primary versus Cohan.[12][citation needed]

Flinn is a candidate in the Republican primary for the 2014 United States Senate election in Tennessee.[13] He is presenting his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare called the Patient Centered Plan.[14][15]


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