(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) today announced that the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) has awarded a $2,200 grant to the Friends of Cordell Hull in Pickett County.
The monies are allocated based upon recommendations made by citizen advisory panels comprised of Tennesseans with expertise in the appropriate arts disciplines, as well as a review conducted by the full 15-member Arts Commission.
The Friends of Cordell Hull is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy and statesmanship of Cordell Hull.
An American politician, Hull was born in 1871 in Olympus, Tennessee — now a part of Pickett County. A member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in the late 1890s, Hull later served in the United States House of Representatives and briefly as a member of the United States Senate.
He was also appointed as Secretary of State under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and became known as the architect of the United Nations. The longest-serving U.S. Secretary of State was later honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 for his role in creating the United Nations.
“I am grateful that the Tennessee Arts Commission has chosen to support the Friends of Cordell Hull in their efforts to preserve the legacy of the late Cordell Hull,” said Chairman Keisling. “This funding will help more of our future leaders better understand the significant role he played in the narrative of our state and our nation.”
Approximately 1,000 grants totaling more than $5.5 million will be awarded during the 2019 fiscal year. For more information about the Tennessee Arts Commission, please visit: tnartscommission.org
Kelly Keisling serves as Chairman of the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee. He also serves as a member of the House Transportation Committee and the House Insurance and Banking Committee. Keisling lives in Byrdstown and represents House District 38, which includes Macon, Clay, Pickett, Scott, and part of Fentress Counties. He can be reached by email at[email protected] or by calling (615) 741-6852.