WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., made the following statement celebrating the life of former Tennessee governor Ned McWherter, who passed away today at the age of 80.
“I join my fellow Tennesseans in mourning the loss of one of our state’s finest and most beloved public servants,” said Corker. “Ned was always upbeat, looking for the best in people and situations. He was incredibly kind to me when I came in as commissioner of finance. I never forgot that and continued to seek his counsel throughout my career, as recently as the past few weeks. He was a great friend to me, and I will miss him.”