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Herron Carney PEARSON

(1890-1953)

PEARSON, Herron Carney, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Taylor, Williamson County, Tex., July 31, 1890; moved to Jackson, Tenn., in 1891; attended the public and high schools; was graduated from Union University, Jackson, Tenn., in 1910 and from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1912; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Jackson, Tenn.; served as municipal judge of the city of Jackson, Tenn., in 1915; city attorney of Jackson, Tenn., 1920-1923; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed the practice of law; died in Jackson, Tenn., April 24, 1953; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.

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

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