Granville Hinton

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Granville Hinton
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
from the 31tst district
In office
Personal details
Born (1929-02-10) February 10, 1929 (age 88)
Savannah, Tennessee
Residence Savannah, Tennessee
Occupation insurance agent
Religion Methodist

Granville Hinton (born February 10, 1929) was an insurance agent from Savannah, Tennessee who served as a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from various districts including Hardin and McNairy counties from 1967-1972.

He later served as Tennessee state Commissioner of Conservation under Governor Winfield Dunn, and was the Legislative Liaison (lobbyist) for Governor Lamar Alexander from 1978-1986.

Political career[edit]

Hinton was elected to the House from the 31st Floterial District in 1966 at the age of 37,[1] and served three terms.[2] During his last term in office, he served as assistant minority floor leader. He was succeeded by fellow Republican (and insurance agent) Ray Bodiford.

Subsequently, he was appointed Commissioner of Conservation by Governor Winfield Dunn, serving from 1973-75.

In December 1978, Governor-elect Lamar Alexander appointed Hinton his Legislative Liaison (chief lobbyist).[3]

Personal life[edit]

Hinton was a State Farm Insurance insurance agent for 40 years. He was a Methodist and a Mason. The Savannah-Hardin Center of Jackson State Community College offers a small "Granville Hinton Memorial Scholarship Award" to a Hardin County resident who takes most of their classes at the Center.[4]


  1. ^ Tennessee House Representative: 85th General Assembly - Members: Granville Hinton
  2. ^ Tennessee House Representative: 87th General Assembly - Members: Granville Hinton
  3. ^ "Governor-Elect Names Hinton to Position". Kingsport Daily News December 13, 1978; p. 2, col. 1
  4. ^ 2004-2005 College Catalog And Student Handbook. Jackson, Tennessee: Jackson State Community College, 1975; p. 24