Etheridge, Emerson

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Full name
Emerson Etheridge
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
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Death Date Certainty
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Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Slave State
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Whig
American Party (Know Nothings or Nativists)
Other
Other Political Party
Opposition
Government
US House of Representatives
State legislature

Emerson Etheridge (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
ETHERIDGE, Emerson, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Currituck, N.C., September 28, 1819; moved with his parents to Tennessee in 1831; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Dresden, Tenn.; member of the State house of representatives 1845-1847; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as a 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 as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Thirty-sixth Congress); Clerk of the House of Representatives 1861-1863; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1867; member of the State senate in 1869 and 1870; surveyor of customs in Memphis 1891-1894; died in Dresden, Tenn., October 21, 1902; interment in Mount Vernon Cemetery, near Sharon, Tenn.
"Etheridge, Emerson," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=E000227.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Belz, Herman. “Etheridge Conspiracy of 1863: A Projected Conservative Coup.” Journal of Southern History 36 (November 1970): 549-567. view record
Maness, Lonnie E. “Emerson Etheridge and the Union.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 49 (Summer 1989): 97- 110. view record
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