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 John Morgan Bright

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John Morgan Bright Famous memorial

Birth
Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA
Death
2 Oct 1911 (aged 94)
Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA
Burial
Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID
6912655 View Source

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, US Congressman. Born in Fayetteville, Tennessee, he graduated from Nashville University in 1839, from the law department of Transylvania University, Kentucky, in 1841, was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced to practice law in Fayetteville, Tennessee. He was a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, (1847-48). During the Civil War he served as Inspector General of Tennessee, with the rank of Brigadier General and on the staff of Governor Isham G. Harris, (1861-65). In 1871, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress and to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving until 1881. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law in Fayetteville, Tennessee. He died at the age of 94.

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, US Congressman. Born in Fayetteville, Tennessee, he graduated from Nashville University in 1839, from the law department of Transylvania University, Kentucky, in 1841, was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced to practice law in Fayetteville, Tennessee. He was a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, (1847-48). During the Civil War he served as Inspector General of Tennessee, with the rank of Brigadier General and on the staff of Governor Isham G. Harris, (1861-65). In 1871, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress and to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving until 1881. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law in Fayetteville, Tennessee. He died at the age of 94.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 7 Nov 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6912655
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6912655/john-morgan-bright: accessed ), memorial page for John Morgan Bright (20 Feb 1817–2 Oct 1911), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6912655, citing Old Fayetteville City Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .