Rep. Tidwell undergoes triple bypass surgery

Friday, June 22, 2001 at 12:00am

State Rep. John C. Tidwell (D-New Johnsonville) underwent triple-bypass surgery at Baptist Hospital in Nashville Thursday after being diagnosed with heart distress at his legislative office.

Tidwell, 59, played his usual Thursday morning basketball game with colleagues at the Downtown YMCA. When he showed up at the House Conservation Committee office before 8 a.m., workers said he complained of pain in his chest and right arm.

His administrative assistant, Kay Piecuch,

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