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Sydney Parham EPES

(1865-1900)

EPES, Sydney Parham, (cousin of James Fletcher Epes and William Bacon Oliver), a Representative from Virginia; born near Nottoway Court House, Nottoway County, Va., August 20, 1865; moved with his parents to Kentucky and settled near Franklin, Ky.; attended the public schools; returned to Virginia in 1884 and edited and published a Democratic newspaper at Blackstone, Va.; member of the house of delegates in 1891 and 1892; register of the Virginia land office 1895-1897; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1897, until March 23, 1898, when he was succeeded by Robert T. Thorp, who contested the election; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1899, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 3, 1900; interment in Lake View Cemetery, Blackstone, Va.

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

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