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Edwin Hickman EWING

(1809-1902)

EWING, Edwin Hickman, (brother of Andrew Ewing), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Nashville, Tenn., December 2, 1809; completed preparatory studies, and was graduated from the University of Nashville in 1827; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Nashville; became a trustee of the University of Nashville in 1831, and served until his death; member of the State house of representatives in 1841 and 1842; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law in Nashville; after the Civil War was appointed president of the University of Nashville; died in Murfreesboro, Tenn., April 24, 1902; interment in Murfreesboro City Cemetery.

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

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