Former state Senator Ward Crutchfield was granted restoration of full citizenship at a hearing in Circuit Court on Friday morning.
He had petitioned for the full citizenship after completing his probation on a bribery case.
The petition was heard by Judge Jeff Hollingsworth.
He signed an order that said he had reviewed the entire record and found no objection to the petition.
He said he "shows the character of a person of honesty, respectability and veracity."
Former Senator Crutchfield completed his probation Jan. 19. He received a letter from his probation officer congratulating him on the completion and urging him to seek to regain his full citizen rights, according to the court record.
In order to regain his law license, he would need to apply to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
He was sentenced to six months of home confinement and two years of supervised release. He paid a $3,000 fine in the "Tennessee Waltz" case.