CL "Connie" Gammon was born in the small town of Lafayette, Tennessee in 1958. As a child, he lived there and in the metropolis of Detroit , Michigan . He attended public schools in Tennessee and Michigan . In addition, Gammon is an alumnus of Tennessee Technological University (where he studied Political Science), and Hillsdale College (where he studied history). Gammon also received several professional certificates.
Gammon enlisted into the United States Amy and served in the Signal Corps during the era of Operation Desert Storm. After the war, he left the Army and returned to Tennessee . He has earned a living in several ways, including: Radio Personality, Paralegal, Business Owner, Department head for a major corporation, Security Manager, Professional Auditor, and Author.
Gammon has had a life-long fascination with American political history and with the written word. These joint fascinations have led to his becoming the author of more than forty books. While he has written on several topics, the bulk of his work has been in the area of American political history. Several universities, including the State University of New York and the University of Akron , have employed his books as course material. In addition, articles written by Gammon have appeared in more than a dozen national publications.
Gammon has been involved in politics for many years -- mostly behind the scenes. However, he did make a strong run for the United States Senate in 2002.
Gammon has two adult children and three grandchildren. Currently, the Prohibition Party nominee for President lives in Lafayette , Tennessee with his wife Kimberly.
Prohi – Introduce yourself: Gammon -- I was born in Lafayette, Tennessee, but as a kid we split time between Tennessee and Detroit, Michigan. It was like two different worlds. There were about as many students in my school in Detroit as there were people in Lafayette. I have two children and three grandchildren. My son lives in Milwaukee and works undercover for the TSA. He will be starting law school this fall. My daughter lives in Lafayette and is a stay-at-home mom.
Prohi – What do you do when you’re not politicking? Gammon -- As far as interests are concerned, beyond writing, I read almost anything I can find. I enjoy going to the range and shooting pistols with my wife. I am an avid political collector. I have the opportunity to speak before historical societies and school groups several times a year. I really enjoy interacting with kids. One class actually adapted one of my books into a play. I got a kick out of it.
Prohi – You mentioned “wife.” Gammon -- How I first “met” my wife is a fun story. I am almost 12 years older than she is. My family was at the hospital in Lafayette visiting my ill grandmother and my father and I were in the hospital lobby. A man named Ralph Driver approached us. He asked us if we wanted to see his new daughter, Kimberly. Dad said, “Sure,” and the two of us went with Ralph to the nursery and looked at the baby that had been born earlier that day. By my reckoning, I was the eighth person to see the child. The baby didn’t impress me. Twenty-one years later, I was fresh from the Army when I met Kimberly again. I was more impressed the second time around. I asked her out and we have been together ever since.
Prohi – A lot of historical articles have flowed from your pen. Gammon -- Hillary Clinton wrote a book called Living History. The truth is that we have all lived history. For example, I survived the riots in Detroit in the 1960s and I was in Germany when the Berlin Wall came down. I can tell you it was great to be a soldier in Germany the night they tore down the wall.