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Thomas Upton SISSON

(1869-1923)

SISSON, Thomas Upton, a Representative from Mississippi; born near McCool, Attala County, Miss., September 22, 1869; moved with his father to Choctaw County, Miss.; attended the common schools and the French Camp Academy, Mississippi; was graduated from Southwestern Presbyterian University, Clarkesville, Tenn., in 1889; principal of Carthage High School in 1889 and 1890 and of the graded schools of Kosciusko, Attala County, Miss., 1890-1892; studied law at the University of Mississippi at Oxford and was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar at Memphis, Tenn., in 1894 and commenced practice in Winona, Montgomery County, Miss.; member of the State senate in 1898; district attorney of the fifth judicial district 1903-1907; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; died in Washington, D.C., September 26, 1923; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Winona, Miss.

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

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