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B. Keith Westmoreland (August 26, 1946 – June 19, 2002) was an American businessman and Republican politician from Tennessee.


Born in Kingsport, Tennessee, Westmoreland served in the United States Air Force. He went to University of Tennessee and Walters State Community College and then received his bachelor in criminal justice from East Tennessee State University.


Westmoreland worked in the Sullivan County, Tennessee sheriff department and then as served as Sullivan County, Tennessee County Executive from 1986 to 1990. He then served in the Tennessee House of Representatives as a Republican from 1993 to 2002.

Westmoreland shot himself at his home in Kingsport, Tennessee six days after being charged with seven counts of lewd misconduct.[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. Rep. Keith Westmoreland-Tennessee House of Representatives
  2. B. Keith Westmoreland
  3. 'Tennessee mourns state congressman-Westmoreland killed self following recent exposure allegations,' Ocala Star Banner (Florida), Duncan Mansfield, June 24, 2002
  4. http://www.Nashvillecity, Thursday, June 20, 2002, city news, Westmoreland commits suicide, the sheriff.
  5. [1] | Thursday, June 20, 2002 | Tennessee lawmaker commits suicide | Southeast Missourian | [2]

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