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Charles READY

(1802-1878)

READY, Charles, (uncle of William T. Haskell), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Readyville, Rutherford (now Cannon) County, Tenn., December 22, 1802; attended the common schools and was graduated from Greeneville (Tenn.) College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Murfreesboro, Tenn.; member of the state house of representatives in 1835; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an American Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., June 4, 1878; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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