Phil Bredesen

Philip Norman “Phil” Bredesen, Jr. (born November 21, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 48th Governor of Tennessee from 2003 to 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected Governor in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006. He previously served as the fourth mayor of Nashville and Davidson County, from 1991 to 1999. Bredesen is the founder of the HealthAmerica Corporation, which he sold in 1986.