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 Thomas Gerstle Abernethy

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Thomas Gerstle Abernethy

Birth
Eupora, Webster County, Mississippi, USA
Death 11 Jun 1998 (aged 95)
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 32247783 View Source
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US Congressman. A graduate of the University of Mississippi and of Cumberland University in Tennessee, he began practicing law in 1925 in his hometown of Eupora and served as Eupora's mayor for two years. Moving to Okolona in 1929, he continued practicing law and was district attorney of the third judicial district of Mississippi from 1936 until his election to Congress in 1942. He served in Congress for thirty years, pushing for improved agricultural programs and helping secure funding for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and continued funding for the Natchez Trace Parkway. He retired in 1972 and moved to Jackson.

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  • Originally Created by: NatalieMaynor
  • Added: 17 Dec 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 32247783
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/32247783/thomas-gerstle-abernethy : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Gerstle Abernethy (16 May 1903–11 Jun 1998), Find a Grave Memorial ID 32247783, citing Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .