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William Henry SNEED

(1812-1869)

SNEED, William Henry, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Davidson County, Tenn., August 27, 1812; completed preparatory studies; moved with his father’s family to Rutherford County, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1834 and commenced practice in Murfreesboro, Tenn.; member of the State senate 1843-1845; moved to Knoxville, Tenn., in 1845 and resumed the practice of law; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); chairman, Committee on Mileage (Thirty-fourth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1856 and also for nomination as circuit judge; resumed the practice of law; died in Knoxville, Tenn., September 18, 1869; interment in the Old Gray Cemetery.

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

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