Beverly Briley

Beverly Briley
1st Mayor of Metropolitan Nashville
In office
1963–1975
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded byRichard Fulton
Personal details
BornJanuary 11, 1914
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedSeptember 14, 1980(1980-09-14) (aged 66)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materVanderbilt University
Cumberland Law School

Clifton Beverly Briley (January 11, 1914 – September 14, 1980) was an American attorney and politician, the first mayor of the newly consolidated metropolitan government of Nashville and Davidson County in Tennessee. Elected to the mayor's position in 1962 as a Democrat, Briley served three terms from 1963 to 1975; he was prevented by term limits from running again. He had previously served as county judge (chief executive) of Davidson County for several terms, from 1950 to 1963.

Early life

Briley was born in West Nashville, Tennessee in 1914.[1] Attending local schools, he became involved in Scouting as a boy and attained the rank of Eagle Scout.[citation needed] He claimed to have attended Vanderbilt University before transferring to the Cumberland Law School, graduating in 1932, but no record of his attendance exist.[2] He was admitted to the bar in 1932.[citation needed]

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