- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Richard Howorth has been sworn in to a second term on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors.

Howorth’s brother, Mississippi Third Circuit Judge Andrew K. Howorth, swore him in Wednesday in Oxford, Mississippi, to the five-year term. He was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the Senate.

Howorth lives in Oxford, where he served two terms of mayor from 2001 to 2009 and is founder and owner of independent bookstore Square Books.

His term expires May 18, 2020.

The TVA is the nation’s largest public utility. It supplies power to about 9 million people in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

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