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William McFARLAND

(1821-1900)

McFARLAND, William, a Representative from Tennessee; born at Springvale Farm, near Morristown, Jefferson (now Hamblen) County, Tenn., September 15, 1821; attended the common schools and Tusculum College, Greene County, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1861 and engaged in the practice of law in 1865 in Dandridge, Morristown, and Greeneville; held several local judicial offices; appointed judge of the county court in 1870; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; again resumed the practice of his profession; mayor of Morristown four years; member of the board of education; died in Morristown, Tenn., April 12, 1900; interment in City Cemetery.

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

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