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Commisioner Eddie Bryan

Personal Info:

  • Commissioner Eddie BryanBorn December 8, 1932
  • Married: one daughter, two grandchildren
  • Wife: Mary Kavanaugh

Career Background:

  • Installer and Repair Man, South Central Bell, Nashville
  • Elected Secretary- Treasurer in 1981 of the Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council position he still holds. 
  • Member of CW A Local 3808
  • Labor Liaison, Nashville Area United Way 
  • Former member, Citizens Advisory Committee, Metro Urban Development Commission
  • Former Board member, Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare 
  • Former member, Veterans Administration Volunteer Services Committee
  • Former Chairman, Board of Directors, CWA Plaza Apartments 
  • Served on Metro Transit Authority Board for 5 years (1981-1986)
  • Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Labor, Nashville (1975-1979)
  • Former Board Member, American Red Cross, Nashville 
  • Former member Public Service Advisory Committee, Tennessee State University, Nashville.
  • Former Member, board and executive committee, United Way of Nashville 
  • Former Commissioner Davidson County Election Commission (8 years)
  • Past Chairman Davidson County Election Commission 
  • Served 2 terms on Jury Commission once under Judge Birch and once under Judge Johns.
  • Board Member Metro Parks and Recreation since August 1994

Other activities:

  • Member, Observance Lodge 686 
  • Member, 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason
  • Member Director's Staff, Al Menah Temple
  • Member Capital City Golf Association 
  • Past president and a founder of Music City Golf Association
  • Treasurer Music City Fishing Club 
  • Served two years as Machinist's Mate 3rd Class in U.S. Navy
  • Co-Captain three years high school football team


  • Graduated Hume-Fogg High School in 1954
  • Completed twenty-four hours credit at University of Tennessee at Nashville