Who was the Governor of Tennessee in 1979?

Ray Blanton (born April 10, 1930 in Adamsville, Tennessee; died November 22, 1996 in Henderson, Tennessee) succeeded Winfield Dunn as the forty-fourth Governor of Tennessee, serving between January 18, 1975 and January 16, 1979. Following the end of Blanton's term as Governor, Lamar Alexander (born July 3, 1940 in Marysville, Tennessee) became the forty-fifth Governor of Tennessee, serving between January 16, 1979 and January 17, 1987.