|Member of the Tennessee Senate
from the 28th district
October 14, 1950 |
|Alma mater||Arkansas State University,
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
James 'Jim' F. Kyle, Jr. (born October 14, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American politician and a member of the Tennessee Senate for the 28th district, which is composed of part of Memphis. He has served as a state senator since the 93rd Tennessee General Assembly, and he has been elected the Democratic Leader since the 104th General Assembly.
During the 95th General Assembly, James F. Kyle, Jr. was the Democratic Caucus Chairman, and during the 96th through 100th General Assemblies, he was the Chairman of the Select Oversight Committee on Corrections. Senator Kyle holds membership on the Senate Finance, Calendar, Judiciary, Rules, Delayed Bills Committees.
He is married to Sara Kyle who serves as Chairman of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority which is similar to most state's Public Service Commission. They have four children, Sarah, a graduate of Lambuth University; Mary a graduate of Rhodes College; Jim, III, a student and the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and Caroline, a high-school student at Hutchison School.
Jim Kyle graduated from Arkansas State University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award at graduation. In 1976, he obtained a J.D. from University of Memphis School of Law. He possesses membership in the Memphis Bar Association. From 1994 to 1998, he served on the Board of Governors of the American Correctional Association. He is also a member of Ducks Unlimited and serves on the Board of the University of Memphis Law School Alumni Association. Jim Kyle is a member of the law firm of Domico Kyle, PLLC in Memphis, Tennessee.
Kyle Currently serves as Senate Minority leader in the Tennessee State Senate.
- Jim Kyle interview on Inside Politics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmsJ5UyKAoY
- "Senator James 'Jim' F. Kyle, Jr.'s Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
- Richard Locker, Jim Kyle drops out of race for Tennessee governor; cites public hostility in campaign, Memphis Commercial Appeal, February 26, 2010
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