51 Notable alumni of
Cumberland University

Cumberland University is 1962nd in the world, 682nd in North America, and 643rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 51 notable alumni from Cumberland University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with Cumberland University won Nobel Prizes for Peace.

  1. Cordell Hull

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    Cordell Hull
    Awards
    Nobel Peace Prize in 1945
    Born in
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    Years
    1871-1955 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politicianjudgelawyerdiplomat
    Biography

    Cordell Hull was an American politician from Tennessee and the longest-serving U.S. Secretary of State, holding the position for 11 years (1933–1944) in the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during most of World War II. Before that appointment he represented Tennessee for two years in the United States Senate and twenty-two years in the House of Representatives.

  2. John Bell

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    John Bell
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    1796-1869 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerslaveholder
    Biography

    John Bell was an American politician, attorney, and planter who was a candidate for President of the United States in the election of 1860.

  3. Thomas Gore

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    Thomas Gore
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    Years
    1870-1949 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerpeace activist
    Biography

    Thomas Pryor Gore was an American politician who served as one of the first two United States senators from Oklahoma, from 1907 to 1921 and again from 1931 to 1937. He first entered politics as an activist for the Populist Party, and continued this affiliation after he moved to Texas. In 1899, just before moving to Oklahoma Territory to practice law in Lawton, he formally joined the Democratic Party and campaigned for William Jennings Bryan. In the Senate, his anti-war beliefs caused him conflict with Democratic presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  4. James B. McCreary

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    James B. McCreary
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    Years
    1838-1918 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    James Bennett McCreary was an American lawyer and politician from Kentucky. He represented the state in both houses of the U.S. Congress and served as its 27th and 37th governor. Shortly after graduating from law school, he was commissioned as the only major in the 11th Kentucky Cavalry, serving under Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan during the American Civil War. He returned to his legal practice after the war. In 1869, he was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives where he served until 1875; he was twice chosen Speaker of the House. At their 1875 nominating convention, state Democrats chose McCreary as their nominee for governor, and he won an easy victory over Republican John Marshall Harlan. With the state still feeling the effects of the Panic of 1873, most of McCreary's actions as governor were aimed at easing the plight of the state's poor farmers.

  5. Myles Horton

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    Myles Horton
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    Years
    1905-1990 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Myles Falls Horton was an American educator, socialist, and co-founder of the Highlander Folk School, famous for its role in the Civil Rights Movement (Movement leader James Bevel called Horton "The Father of the Civil Rights Movement"). Horton taught and heavily influenced most of the era's leaders. They included Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks (who studied with Horton shortly before her decision to keep her seat on the Montgomery, Alabama, bus in 1955), John Lewis, James Bevel, Bernard Lafayette, Ralph Abernathy, John B. Thompson, and many others.

  6. James Allred

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    James Allred
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    1899-1959 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    James Burr V Allred was the 33rd Governor of Texas. He later served, twice, as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

  7. LeRoy Collins

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    LeRoy Collins
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    Years
    1909-1991 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    military officerlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Thomas LeRoy Collins was an American attorney and politician who served as the 33rd Governor of Florida. Collins began his governorship after winning a special election in 1954, was elected to a four-year term in 1956, and served from 1955 to 1961. Prior to winning election as governor, Collins served several terms in the Florida House of Representatives and Senate. He was the first governor from the South to promote the moral necessity of ending segregation. Counseling "progress under law", he took a moderate course in favor of incremental improvements during the 1950s and 60s and is remembered as a voice in favor of civil rights.

  8. Cave Johnson

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    Cave Johnson
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    Years
    1793-1866 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politicianbankerlawyerjudge
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    Cave Johnson was for fourteen years a Democratic U.S. Congressman from Tennessee.

  9. Harry E. Claiborne

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    Harry E. Claiborne
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    Years
    1917-2004 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Harry Eugene Claiborne was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada from 1978 until his impeachment and removal in 1986. Appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, Claiborne was only the fifth person in United States history to be removed from office through impeachment by the United States Congress and the first since Halsted Ritter in 1936.

  10. Joe L. Evins

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    Joe L. Evins
    Born in
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    Years
    1910-1984 (aged 74)
    Enrolled in Cumberland University
    In 1934 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Joseph Landon Evins was a Democratic U.S. Representative from Tennessee from 1947 to 1977.

  11. Robert H. Hatton

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    Robert H. Hatton
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    Years
    1826-1862 (aged 36)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Robert Hopkins Hatton was a lawyer and politician from Tennessee. He was a state legislator and US Representative, and a Confederate General during the American Civil War.

  12. John Duncan

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    John Duncan
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    1919-1988 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    John James Duncan Sr. was an American attorney and Republican politician who represented Tennessee's 2nd Congressional District in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1965 until his death in 1988. He also served as Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, from 1959 to 1964, and as assistant attorney general of Knox County, from 1948 until 1956. He is the father of Congressman John J. "Jimmy" Duncan, Jr., who succeeded him in Congress, and current Tennessee State Senator Becky Duncan Massey.

  13. Oren Harris

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    Oren Harris
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    Years
    1903-1997 (aged 94)
    Enrolled in Cumberland University
    In 1930 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Oren Harris was a United States Representative from Arkansas and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.

  14. William H. Hardy

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    William H. Hardy
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    Years
    1837-1917 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianjudge
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    William H. Hardy founded the cities of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Laurel, Mississippi, and Gulfport, Mississippi.

  15. William J. Holloway

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    William J. Holloway
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    Years
    1888-1970 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    William Judson Holloway was an American principal, lawyer, and politician who served as the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma. Following Henry S. Johnston's impeachment and removal from office, Holloway became the eighth governor of Oklahoma.

  16. Jere Cooper

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    Jere Cooper
    Born in
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    Years
    1893-1957 (aged 64)
    Enrolled in Cumberland University
    In 1914 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Jere Cooper was a Democratic United States Representative from Tennessee.

  17. Omar Truman Burleson

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    Omar Truman Burleson
    Born in
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    Years
    1906-1991 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in Cumberland University
    Studied in 1929
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerspecial agentsecretary
    Biography

    Omar Truman Burleson was an attorney, judge, FBI agent and veteran of World War II when he was first elected in 1946 as a Democratic U.S. Representative from Texas's 17th congressional district. He was re-elected to Congress from this rural district for more than 30 years, resigning in December 1978 rather than run again for office.

  18. George Abram Miller

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    George Abram Miller
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    Years
    1863-1951 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    mathematicianhistorian of mathematicsuniversity teacher
    Biography

    George Abram Miller was an early group theorist.

  19. Bert H. Miller

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    Bert H. Miller
    Born in
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    Years
    1879-1949 (aged 70)
    Enrolled in Cumberland University
    Studied in 1902
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Bert Henry Miller was an American politician from Idaho and a member of the Democratic Party.

  20. Thomas Jefferson Murray

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    Thomas Jefferson Murray
    Born in
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    Years
    1894-1971 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in Cumberland University
    Studied in 1917
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerdistrict attorney
    Biography

    Thomas Jefferson Murray, usually known as Tom J. Murray, was an American politician and a Democratic U.S. Representative from Tennessee from 1943 to 1966.

  21. Antonio M. Fernández

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    Antonio M. Fernández
    Born in
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    Years
    1902-1956 (aged 54)
    Enrolled in Cumberland University
    Graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyercourt reporter
    Biography

    Antonio Manuel Fernández was a United States Representative from New Mexico. He was born in Springer, New Mexico, where he attended the public schools, and Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico. He received law training at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, and was a court reporter for the eighth judicial district of New Mexico in 1925–1930. Later, he was admitted to the bar in 1931 and commenced practice in Raton, New Mexico. He was the assistant district attorney of the eighth judicial district in 1933 and practiced law in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1934.

  22. Orland K. Armstrong

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    Orland K. Armstrong
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    Years
    1893-1987 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Orland Kay Armstrong was a Republican United States Representative, journalist, and social activist.

  23. Cale Young Rice

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    Cale Young Rice
    Years
    1872-1943 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Cale Young Rice was an American poet and dramatist.

  24. Thetus Willrette Sims

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    Thetus Willrette Sims
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    Years
    1852-1939 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Thetus Willrette Sims was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 8th congressional district of Tennessee.

  25. James Patrick Sutton

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    James Patrick Sutton
    Born in
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    Years
    1915-2005 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    politicianbroker
    Biography

    James Patrick Sutton was an American politician and a member of the United States Congress from Tennessee.

  26. Morgan M. Moulder

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    Morgan M. Moulder
    Born in
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    Years
    1904-1976 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in Cumberland University
    In 1927 graduated with Bachelor of Laws
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Morgan Moore Moulder was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

  27. Joseph Carlton Loser

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    Joseph Carlton Loser
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    Years
    1892-1984 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Joseph Carlton Loser was an American politician and a United States Representative from Tennessee.

  28. Joseph Edgar Brown

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    Joseph Edgar Brown
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    1880-1939 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Joseph Edgar Brown was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee. He was the son of Foster Vincent Brown and Lula (Farrior) Brown.

  29. Ira Landrith

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    Ira Landrith
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    Years
    1865-1941 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    independent politician
    Biography

    Ira Landrith was an American Presbyterian minister and temperance activist. A known orator, Landrith was part of the Flying Squadron of America, which traveled the United States advocating for temperance.

  30. Lon A. Scott

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    Lon A. Scott
    Born in
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    Years
    1888-1931 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lon Allen Scott was an American politician who served as a United States Representative from Tennessee as a Republican.

  31. Sam D. McReynolds

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    Sam D. McReynolds
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    1872-1939 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Samuel Davis McReynolds was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 3rd congressional district of Tennessee.

  32. Lucien C. Gause

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    Lucien C. Gause
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    Years
    1836-1880 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Lucien Coatsworth Gause was an American nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Arkansas.

  33. Fletcher B. Swank

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    Fletcher B. Swank
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    Years
    1875-1950 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Fletcher B. Swank was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.

  34. Luther Alexander Johnson

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    Luther Alexander Johnson
    Born in
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    Years
    1875-1965 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    politicianjudgelawyer
    Biography

    Luther Alexander Johnson was a United States Congressman from the U.S. state of Texas.

  35. Charles K. Wheeler

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    Charles K. Wheeler
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    Years
    1863-1933 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Charles Kennedy Wheeler was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

  36. David Alexander Nunn

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    David Alexander Nunn
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    Years
    1833-1918 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerdiplomat
    Biography

    David Alexander Nunn was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee's 8th congressional district.

  37. Wynne F. Clouse

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    Wynne F. Clouse
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    Years
    1883-1944 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Wynne F. Clouse was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee.

  38. Benjamin A. Enloe

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    Benjamin A. Enloe
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    Years
    1848-1922 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Benjamin Augustine Enloe was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 8th congressional district of Tennessee.

  39. Thomas U. Sisson

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    Thomas U. Sisson
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    Years
    1869-1923 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Thomas Upton Sisson was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

  40. Isaac Goodnight

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    Isaac Goodnight
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    1849-1901 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Isaac Herschel Goodnight was a United States Representative from Kentucky.

  41. Brady P. Gentry

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    Brady P. Gentry
    Years
    1896-1966 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Brady Preston Gentry was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

  42. Mounce Gore Butler

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    Mounce Gore Butler
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    1849-1917 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Mounce Gore Butler was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 4th congressional district of Tennessee.

  43. Sam Lumpkin

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    Sam Lumpkin
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    Years
    1908-1964 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Samuel Edgerton Lumpkin was a United States politician from Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi. A Democrat, he served as the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi from 1948 to 1952 under Governor Fielding L. Wright. He was born in Hudsonville in 1908.

  44. Edward Isaac Golladay

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    Edward Isaac Golladay
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    Years
    1830-1897 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Edward Isaac Golladay was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 5th congressional district.

  45. Anthony F. Tauriello

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    Anthony F. Tauriello
    Born in
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    Years
    1899-1983 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in Cumberland University
    In 1929 studied law
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Anthony Francis Tauriello was an American politician and attorney who represented New York's 43rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 to 1951.

  46. Henry C. Snodgrass

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    Henry C. Snodgrass
    Years
    1848-1931 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Henry Clay Snodgrass was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 3rd congressional district of Tennessee.

  47. Morgan Cassius Fitzpatrick

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    Morgan Cassius Fitzpatrick
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    1868-1908 (aged 40)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Morgan Cassius Fitzpatrick was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 4th congressional district of Tennessee.

  48. Horace Elmo Nichols

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    Horace Elmo Nichols
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    Years
    1912-2000 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Horace Elmo Nichols, also known as H. E. "Nick" Nichols, was an American jurist in Georgia who served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia from 1975 to 1980.

  49. John William Ross

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    John William Ross
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    Years
    1878-1925 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    John William Ross was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

  50. John Kyle

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    John Kyle
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    Years
    1851-1913 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerbanker
    Biography

    John Curtis Kyle was an American attorney and Democratic politician from Mississippi during the late 19th century. He was most notable for his service as mayor of Sardis, Mississippi (1879-1881), a member of the Mississippi State Senate (1881-1885), member of the Mississippi Railroad Commission (1886-1890) and member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1891-1897).

  51. J. P. Carnahan

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    J. P. Carnahan
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    Years
    1832-1912 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Jacob Preston Carnahan was an American Confederate officer, a professor of mathematics, and Populist politician.