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Nathan Lynn BACHMAN

(1878-1937)
Senate Years of Service:
1933-1937
Party:
Democrat

BACHMAN, Nathan Lynn, a Senator from Tennessee; born in Chattanooga, Tenn., August 2, 1878; attended the public schools, Baylor Preparatory School for Boys, Chattanooga, Tenn., Southwestern Presbyterian University, Clarksville, Tenn., Central University, Danville, Ky., Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., and the University of Chattanooga Law School, Chattanooga, Tenn.; graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1903, admitted to the bar in 1903, and began practice in Chattanooga, Tenn., in the same year; city attorney of Chattanooga 1906-1908; served as judge of the circuit court of Hamilton County, Tenn.1912-1918; served as associate justice of the Supreme Court of Tennessee from 1918 until his resignation in 1924; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for United States Senator in 1924; resumed the practice of law the same year; appointed on February 28, 1933, and subsequently elected on November 6, 1934, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Cordell Hull; reelected in 1936 and served from February 28, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 23, 1937; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Bibliography

McKellar, Kenneth. “Nathan Lynn Bachman,” in Tennessee Senators as Seen by One of their Successors. Kingsport, Tenn.: Southern Publishers, Inc., 1942, 613-621; U.S. Congress. Memorial Services for Nathan Bachman. 75th Cong., 1st sess., 1937. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1938.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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