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Farish Carter TATE

(1856-1922)

TATE, Farish Carter, a Representative from Georgia; born in Jasper, Pickens County, Ga., November 20, 1856; attended the common schools and North Georgia Agricultural College in Dahlonega, Ga.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice at Jasper, Ga.; member of the general assembly of Georgia 1882-1887; member of the Democratic State executive committee 1884-1887 and 1890-1892; delegate to the Democratic State convention in 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; appointed United States district attorney for the northern district of Georgia by President Theodore Roosevelt; reappointed by President Taft, and served from 1905 to 1913; resumed the practice of law in Jasper, Ga., and died there February 7, 1922; interment in the Tate family cemetery.

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

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