Charles Bryson Simonton

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Charles Bryson Simonton

Charles Bryson Simonton (born September 8, 1838 in Tipton County , Tennessee , †  June 10, 1911 in Covington , Tennessee) was an American politician . Between 1879 and 1883 he represented the state of Tennessee in the US House of Representatives .


Charles Simonton attended Erskine College in Due West ( South Carolina ) until 1859 . At the beginning of the Civil War , he was in 1861, first lieutenant and later captain of infantry unit of the Army of the Confederacy . In October 1862 he had to quit military service due to an injury. In 1870 Simonton became a clerk at the Tipton County District Court. After a subsequent law degree and his admission as a lawyer in 1873, he began to work in Covington in his new profession. There he also published a daily newspaper. At the same time he embarked on a political career as a member of the Democratic Party . Between 1877 and 1879 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Tennessee .

In the congressional elections of 1878 Simonton was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC in the ninth constituency of Tennessee , where he succeeded William Parker Caldwell on March 4, 1879 . After re-election, he was able to complete two legislative terms in Congress until March 3, 1883 . In 1886, Simonton was chairman of the Tennessee Regional Democratic Party. Between 1892 and 1903 he served as president of the Covington School Board. His main occupation was from 1895 to 1898 federal attorney for the district of Tennessee. Charles Simonton died on June 10, 1911 in Covington, where he was also buried.

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