Former member of Congress, Bob Clement (D-TN) to speak and sign books at the Green McAdoo Cultural Center in Clinton, Tennessee

Clement’s new memoir, “Presidents, Kings and Convicts: My Journey from the Tennessee Governor’s Residence to the Halls of Congress,” shares his front row seat to some of America’s most significant events including the 1956 desegregation of Clinton High School

NASHVILLE, TN March 20- On Monday, April 10, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Green McAdoo Cultural Center, 101 School Street in Clinton, Tennessee, former U.S. Congressman Bob Clement will read and sign his new memoir, “Presidents, Kings, and Convicts: My Journey from the Tennessee Governor’s Residence to the Halls of Congress.”

Congressman Clement’s book describes behind-the-scenes accounts of some of his most memorable events beginning with his childhood-growing up in the Tennessee Governor’s mansion, to becoming a TVA director, military officer, college president, successful businessman and a member of Congress for eight terms. It features a chapter on the desegregation of the South, specifically the role his father, Frank G. Clement, played in helping to integrate Clinton High School, fighting against the racial intolerance of the day. He was instrumental in restoring order after the tragic bombing of the school in 1958, and ushering twelve black students back to the school in an act of racial equality and tolerance.

The book also examines the current hyper-partisanship in politics today and offers solutions for fixing the country; Tennessee politics and behind-the-scenes stories growing up as the son of Governor Frank G. Clement; entertaining stories about Music City USA; inside stories about local, national and international politicians and events; what makes great leaders; and how to restore public service and politics as careers worth pursuing. In addition, at the end of each chapter are “Clement’s Contemplations,” humorous musings about politics and life.”

For more information on the Green McAdoo Cultural Center, contact: Tim Thompson, 865-216-7850 ( For other book signing events, or to book future events, email:, or visit Clement’s Facebook page. The book may be purchased on Archway Publishing’s website, Amazon, Barnes& Noble, Parnassus Books, and other bookstores across the country, and on Clement’s web site:

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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