James Craft "Lefty" Akard was an American politician in the state of Tennessee. Akard served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1981 to 1982. He was a former educator, having served as Superintendent of Sullivan County Schools from 1948 to 1971, and as Field Representative for the Tennessee Board of Education from 1971 to 1979. He was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1981 as a Democrat, representing the 1st district, encompassing Sullivan County. He did not run for reelection upon the expiration of his term, stating, "to be perfectly honest, I don't believe I can be an effective legislator because the role is not in keeping with my background and temperament".Source: Wikipedia
Private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Emory, Virginia, United States
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