Elizabeth “Betsy” Rice becomes the first elected female District Attorney General in Tennessee. Gen. Rice served in the 25th Judicial District and was first appointed to District Attorney General by Gov. Ned McWherter in 1990. She then ran for election in 1992 to continue serving the last six years of the term. Prior to becoming District Attorney General, Rice worked in the 25th as an Assistant District Attorney for 13 years. She retired in 2006 after 29 years of service.