U.S. Senator. He attended the Lynnland Institute Kentucky, learned the printing business and published a tri-weekly newspaper in Tyler, Texas. He studied law, was admitted the bar in 1872, practiced law in Tyler, Texas and was Assistant Attorney General of Texas, (1881-83). In 1891, he was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John H. Reagan, serving until 1892 and was reelected again as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving (1895-1901). Withdrawing as a candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 78.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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