published Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Former governors Phil Bredesen and Jim Douglas to discuss politics at Sewanee

Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen and former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas will be at Sewanee: The University of the South at 4:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday to present “American Politics: The View from the Center” in Guerry Auditorium on the Sewanee campus.

During their overlapping terms as governors, Bredesen, a Democrat, and Douglas, a Republican, each focused on strengthening his state’s economy and fiscal position, on health reforms, and on preserving the environment, according to a news release.

They also served together in the National Governors Association and worked together on committees.

The former governors — moderate members of their respective parties — will discuss the state of American politics from a moderate’s perspective.

The event is open to the public. For more information, visit

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