Statement from Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on the passing of Gov. Ned McWherter

Monday, April 04, 2011 | 10:45am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued the following statement on the passing of former Tennessee Gov. Ned McWherter:

“This is a sad day for Tennessee. Governor McWherter was a true statesman who cared about this state and its citizens. He had a long and distinguished career in the legislative and executive branches as well as in business. I will always be grateful for his personal kindness to me and the wise advice he gave me in my first months in office. Crissy’s and my thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and the entire McWherter family during this difficult time.”