The attorney Donald Trump has chosen to help select his vice-presidential running mate is known by friends and acquaintances as an unpretentious, easy-going Tennessee native who has moved for decades within Washington's power circles but prefers not to call attention to himself.

A.B. Culvahouse, they say, is the opposite of the bombastic, over-the-top New Yorker.

"He's a common-sense, get-it-done lawyer (who) knows Washington and government well and is as honest as the day is long," said Tom Ingram, a longtime political consultant in Tennessee. "I just can't think of anybody better for Trump to ask to play a major role like this."

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