Joseph Hayes Acklen

Joseph Hayes Acklen

Birth
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 28 Sep 1938 (aged 88)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 6404544 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He attended Burlington Military College (1864-65), graduated from the Lebanon Law School, in 1871 and commenced the practice of law in Nashville, Tennessee. Moving to Louisiana, he had sugar plantations in May Parish and was a Colonel in the Louisiana Militia, in 1876. In 1878, he successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Chester B. Darrall to the Forty-fifth Congress and was reelected to the Forty-sixth Congress, serving until 1881. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he returned to Tennessee, continued the practice of law, was chairman of the Davidson County Democratic executive committee, (1886-94) a member of the Nashville City Council, (1900-04), president of the Tennessee State bar association, (1901-02) and general insurance counsel of Tennessee, (1903-07). He also was Tennessee State warden of the department of game, fish and forestry, (1903-13), general counsel of the National Association of Game and Fish Commissioners of the United States, (1905-12), president of the Tennessee counsel of the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad, (1907-110 and chief game warden of the United States, (1913-14).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Hayes Acklen (20 May 1850–28 Sep 1938), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6404544, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .