Senate confirms Richard Howorth to another term on TVA board

On Dec. 10, the United States Senate confirmed the nomination of Richard Howorth to serve a new term on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) board of directors.

The new term will expire in May 2020, TVA said in an 8-K report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). His prior term on the board expired May 18, 2015, according to the TVA website.

Howorth, age 64, is a resident of Oxford, Miss. He is the owner of Square Books, an Oxford independent bookstore he founded in 1979. Director Howorth served two terms as the mayor of Oxford, from 2001 to 2009, during which time he was chairman of the authority overseeing the Oxford Electric Department.

From 2001 to 2009, Howorth also served as a director and officer of the North Mississippi Industrial Development Association, an economic development consortium made up of power association directors and mayors of cities in 29 Mississippi counties in the TVA service area.

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