A new exhibit at the Overton County Heritage Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of Women’s Rights and the decades old struggle that allowed women to vote.
Albert Houston Roberts was born and educated in Overton County. After completing his education and earning his law degree, he taught school at Alpine for a few years before opening his law practice in Livingston. About 1910, he moved to Nashville and opened a law practice. He was elected governor of Tennessee in 1918 and signed the pivotal vote that ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and in 1920, women were allowed to vote in both local and national elections.