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Reese Calhoun DE GRAFFENREID

(1859-1902)

DE GRAFFENREID, Reese Calhoun, a Representative from Texas; born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., May 7, 1859; attended the common schools of Franklin and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Franklin; moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., where he practiced his profession for one year, moving thence to Texas; helped in the construction of the Texas & Pacific Railroad; resumed the practice of law at Longview, Tex., in 1883; elected county attorney and resigned two months afterward; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death in Washington, D.C., August 29, 1902; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Longview, Gregg County, Tex.

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

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