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(October 7, 1917-March 9, 1998) Born Fred Richardson Travis in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Began career in journalism at 18, working for Murfreesboro Daily News Journal; later worked for Rutherford Courier, becoming editor in 1938. Joined staff of Chattanooga Times in 1940; moved to Nashville as Times bureau chief and state capital correspondent in 1946, serving until 1980. From 1980 to 1996 wrote columns about Tennessee politics for state syndication. Died in Hermitage, Tennessee.