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Photo: Chesteen honored

Photo: Chesteen honored

FOR THE RECORD — Congressman John Tanner presents Dr. Richard Chesteen of Union City a copy of the Dec. 19, 2007, Congressional Record in which Tanner, in a House speech, memorializes Chesteen’s career as a teacher of history and political science. “His career and service to this area are worthy of notice in the Congressional Record,” Tanner said. Chesteen began teaching at the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1969 and retired in December 2007. His teaching career began almost 50 years ago. “He earned his associate’s degree from Holmes Junior College, his bachelor’s degree from Delta State University and his master’s degree and doctoral degree in political science at the University of Mississippi,” Tanner said. “We are fortunate to have had him as a professor and faculty leader at UT-Martin.” Chesteen said he’s still teaching part-time and that retired people don’t always retire. “(My wife) Gloria and I have been trying to get to Paducah (Ky.) the last two weeks but we can’t find a day when we don’t have something to do,” he said. “The last 45 days have been about as busy as I can stand.”
Published in The Messenger 2.14.08

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