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Charles Bryson SIMONTON

(1838-1911)

SIMONTON, Charles Bryson, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Tipton County, Tenn., September 8, 1838; was graduated from Erskine College, Due West, S.C., in August 1859; enlisted as a private in Company C, Ninth Tennessee Infantry, Confederate Army, in 1861; subsequently became second lieutenant and then captain; was severely wounded in the Battle of Perryville October 8, 1862, and disabled from any further active duty during the war; elected clerk of the circuit court of Tipton County in March 1870; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Covington, Tenn.; member of the State house of representatives in 1877-1879; editor of the Tipton Record in Covington, Tipton County, Tenn.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1886; president of the Covington city school board 1892-1903; United States district attorney for the district of Tennessee 1895-1898; died in Covington, Tenn., June 10, 1911; interment in Munford Cemetery.

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

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