Emerson ETHERIDGE, Congress, TN (1819-1902)
ETHERIDGE Emerson , a Representative from Tennessee; born in Currituck, Currituck County, N.C., September 18, 1819; moved with his parents to Tennessee in 1831; completed preparatory studies; studied law, admitted to the bar in 1840, and commenced practice in Dresden, Tenn.; member of the Tennessee state house of representatives, 1845–1847; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853–March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; elected to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859–March 3, 1861); chair, Committee on Indian Affairs (Thirty-sixth Congress); elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives for the Thirty-seventh Congress (July 4, 1861–December 8, 1863); member of the Tennessee state senate, 1869–1870; unsuccessful candidate for governor of Tennessee in 1867; surveyor of customs in Memphis, Tenn., 1891–1894; died on October 21, 1902, in Dresden, Tenn.; interment in Mount Vernon Cemetery, near Sharon, Tenn.
Belz, Herman. ``Etheridge Conspiracy of 1863: A Projected Conservative Coup.'' Journal of Southern History 36 (November 1970): 549-67.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present