Look at the rise of the Haslam family in East Tennessee
Created by sahillen on Jan 13, 2011
Last updated: 01/14/11 at 05:45 AM
Bill Haslam inaugrated as Tennessee's 49th governor.
Jim Haslam celebrates 80th birthday.
BIll Haslam elected Tennessee governor, first Knoxville governor since Reconstruction.
Bill Haslam wins Republican nomination in state race for governor.
Federal Trade Commission gives preliminary approval to a proposed merger of Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J.
Bill Haslam announces campaign for governor.
Flying J files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Marathon announces a deal to sell its 50 percent stake in Pilot Travel Centers for $700 million to Pilot Corp.; Pilot Corp. announces deal to sell 47.5 percent interest in Pilot Travel Centers to CVC Capital Partners.
Bill Haslam easily re-elected to second term as Knoxville mayor in city's primary election.
U.S. Labor Department announces a deal with Pilot Corp. in which the company agrees to pay 110 assistant managers $720,000 in back wages.
Bill Haslam elected as Knoxville's mayor with a victory over Madeline Rogero, whom he later named to a position on his staff.
Jay Call, founder and chairman of Flying J, is killed in a plane crash.
Pilot Travel Centers submits the winning bid of $189 million to buy Williams Travel Centers' 60 locations in 15 states.
Bill Haslam names a treasurer for his mayoral campaign.
Pilot Corp. and Marathon Ashland close a deal to create Pilot Travel Centers LLC.
The News Sentinel reports that Pilot Corp. and Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC have signed a letter of intent to combine a majority of their travel-center operations.
The News Sentinel reports that Bill Haslam has moved out of management and into a consulting role with Saks.
Bill Haslam announces he's stepping down as Pilot president to become president of Saks Inc.,'s Internet retail division.
Pilot announces Jim Haslam II is handing over titles of CEO to Jimmy Haslam and president to Bill Haslam.
Pilot announces acquisition of 11 Pro Stop travel centers in five states, making it the nation's second-largest truck stop chain in terms of locations and volume of diesel fuel pumped.
Pilot Corp. considers going public.
Ann Haslam and Steve Bailey are married.
Pilot buys back Marathon's one-half interest.
Bill Haslam opens a Grandy's Country Cookin' Restaurant in West Knoxville.
Pilot Corp. opens its first travel center, in Corbin, Ky.
Bill Haslam and Crissy Garrett are married.
Jimmy Haslam and Dee Bagwell are married.
Pilot enters convenience-stores business.
Jim Haslam marries Natalie Leach Tucker.
Cynthia Haslam, wife of Jim Haslam, dies.
Marathon Oil buys half of Pilot, loans it $4 million to build new stores.
Pilot's first gas station is opened in Gate City, Va.
Jim Haslam incorporates Pilot Oil Corporation.
Second son Bill Haslam born.
Daughter Ann Haslam born
Eldest son Jimmy Haslam born
Jim Haslam and Cynthia Allen are married.