Samuel McClary Fite

Samuel McClary Fite

Birth
Smith County, Tennessee, USA
Death 23 Oct 1875 (aged 59)
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 7673730 · View Source
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US Congressman. Elected as a Democrat to represent Tennessee's 4th District in the Forty-fourth Congress, he served for seven months, from March 1875 until his death in office. Born near Alexandria in Smith County, he graduated from Tennessee's Clinton College, studied law, and settled as a practicing attorney in Carthage. He was a member of the State Senate (1850), a presidential elector on the Whig ticket (1852), and a judge of Sixth Judicial District (1858 to 1861, 1869 to 1874). When the latter court was suspended during the Civil War he returned to private law practice. Fite won a special 1875 election to the US House of Representatives to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John W. Head, but his own health had been failing for years and he died in an Arkansas sanitarium before Congress assembled. Originally buried at his hometown's Carthage Cemetery, he was reinterred at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville in 1908.

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  • Added: 10 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7673730
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel McClary Fite (12 Jun 1816–23 Oct 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7673730, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .