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 William Henry Fleming

William Henry Fleming

Birth
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Death 9 Jun 1944 (aged 88)
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Burial Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 10520 · View Source
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US Congressman. A boyhood friend of Woodrow Wilson, he graduated from the University of Georgia in 1874. Fleming taught school and served as Superintendent of Richmond County's schools while studying law, becoming an attorney in 1880. He was also active in several businesses, including serving as President of Augusta's electric company. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1888 to 1896, and was Speaker in 1894 and 1895. In 1895 Fleming served as President of the Georgia Bar Association. In 1896 he was the successful Democratic nominee for a seat in the US House of Representatives and served three terms, 1897 to 1903. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1902 and returned to practicing law. A noted orator, Fleming made speeches on race relations and other issues, and often spoke at Confederate monument dedications and other events, with many of his speeches reproduced in book and pamphlet form.

Bio by: Bill McKern



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  • Added: 9 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10520
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Fleming (19 Oct 1855–9 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10520, citing Summerville Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .