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William Charles SALMON

(1868-1925)

SALMON, William Charles, a Representative from Tennessee; born near Paris, Henry County, Tenn., on April 3, 1868; attended the public schools, Edgewood Normal School, Dickson College, and Valparaiso University at Valparaiso, Ind.; was graduated in law from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1897; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Columbia, Maury County, Tenn.; taught in public and private schools for six years and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; served as special circuit judge of the eleventh judicial circuit of Tennessee in 1908; president of the Columbia Board of Education 1912-1922; commanded an Artillery battery during the First World War; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); died in Washington, D.C., on May 13, 1925; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Tenn.

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

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