Cool breakdown of past Tennessee supermajorities.
What is the largest House supermajority in Tennessee history? What Party was in power? Who was the Speaker?
* Governor Brownlow's Administration in 1865 had a 99 House and 33 Senate
vote majority. (Note: They were known as "unionists," according to Legislative Librarian Eddie Weeks -- but effectively Republicans. Also, Weeks says the House had just 75 members and the Senate 25 in 1865. The size was expanded by the 1870 state constitution.)
* SINCE 1901: In the House of Representatives, at the start of 1939 (the
71st General Assembly), the party breakdown was 84 Democrats, 14 Republicans (70 majority D). The Speaker was John Ed O'Dell.