Tommy Head

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Tommy Head (born June 4, 1945 in Robertson County, Tennessee) is a Tennessee Democratic politician and a former member of that state's House of Representatives.[1] He is also a farmer and a utility contractor.

Head is a 1965 graduate of Cumberland College in Lebanon, Tennessee with an associate's degree, and a 1967 graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He taught high school and coached basketball for two years after his university graduation. He is the brother of legendary women's basketball coach Pat Head Summitt.

In 1988, Head was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives and served eight terms until being defeated for reelection in 2004. He served District 68. While in the House he served as the chairman of several subcommittes and the vice-chairman of several committees, mostly those dealing with finance. He was regarded as one of the chamber's most powerful Middle Tennessee-based members at one point.


  1. ^ "Legislators come to aid of referees". The Free Lance-Star. March 10, 1989. p. 15. Retrieved 17 April 2011.