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John Curtis KYLE

(1851-1913)

KYLE, John Curtis, a Representative from Mississippi; born near Sardis, Panola County, Miss., July 17, 1851; attended Bethel College, Tennessee, and was graduated from the Cumberland University Law School in 1874; was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Sardis; mayor of Sardis 1879-1881; member of the State senate 1881-1885; member of the Mississippi Railroad Commission 1886-1890; chairman of the Democratic State executive committee in 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in banking in Sardis; retired from active business pursuits in 1912; died in Sardis, Miss., July 6, 1913; interment in Rosehill Cemetery.

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

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