Ben Atchley

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Ben C. Atchley
Member of the Tennessee Senate
from the 6th district
In office
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
from the 14th district
In office
Personal details
Curtis Bentley Atchley Jr.

(1930-06-30)June 30, 1930
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedNovember 14, 2018(2018-11-14) (aged 88)
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Spouse(s)Cynthia Sue King
ResidenceKnoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

Curtis Bentley Atchley Jr. (June 30, 1930 – November 14, 2018),[1] known as Ben Atchley, was an American politician in the state of Tennessee. He served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1972 to 1976 and the Tennessee State Senate from 1977 to 2005, as a Republican. He was a majority leader and caucus chairman in the senate. He was an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and veteran of the United States Naval Reserve. He was married with two children.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Tennessee politicians remember Sen. Ben Atchley's legacy". Knoxville News Sentinel. Gannett Company. November 15, 2018. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Tennessee. Dept. of State (1977). Tennessee Blue Book. Secretary of State. ISSN 0364-5746. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Tennessee Senators Territorial General Assembly – 1794 One Hundred Sixth General Assembly 2009 – 10" (PDF). Government of Tennessee. December 15, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 4, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2018.