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John Ethridge McCALL

(1859-1920)

McCALL, John Ethridge, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tenn., August 14, 1859; attended public and private schools and was graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1881; studied law in Huntingdon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Huntingdon; edited the Tennessee Republican in 1882; settled in Lexington, Tenn., in December 1883 and continued the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for district attorney in 1886; member of the State house of representatives, 1887-1889; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888 and 1900; appointed assistant United States district attorney for western Tennessee in 1890, which office he resigned in 1891; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as Governor in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor of Tennessee in 1900; collector of internal revenue for the fifth district of Tennessee 1902-1905; appointed United States district judge for the western district of Tennessee on January 17, 1905, and served until his death in Huntingdon, Tenn., August 8, 1920; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.

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

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