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William Henry FLEMING

(1856-1944)

FLEMING, William Henry, a Representative from Georgia; born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., October 18, 1856; attended Summerville Academy and Academy of Richmond County; was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1874; superintendent of the public schools of Augusta and Richmond County, Ga., from 1877 to 1880, when he resigned; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Augusta, Ga.; member of the State house of representatives 1888-1896, and served as speaker of the house in 1894 and 1895; president of the State bar association in 1894 and 1895; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed the practice of law and engaged in literary pursuits; died in Augusta, Ga., June 9, 1944; interment in Summerville Cemetery.

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

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