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19th Century U. S. Senators Collection

Identifier: MS-2318

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This collection contains signatures of 19th century members of the U. S. Senate from Tennessee.


  • 1817-1894

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


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This collection contains signatures of 19th century members of the U. S. Senate from Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jenkin Whiteside was born in Pennsylvania in 1772. He was a lawyer in Knoxville both before and after his service in the U. S. Senate. Elected in 1809 to fill the seat of Daniel Smith, who resigned, Whiteside served only one term, resigning himself in 1811. He died in Nashville in 1822.

David T. Patterson was born in Tennessee in 1818. He began practicing law in Greeneville. He was a First Circuit Court judge from 1854-63. In 1866, he was elected to the Senate, where he stayed until 1869. He died in Afton, Tennessee in 1891.

Hopkins Lacy Turney was born in Tennessee in 1797. He fought in the Seminole War of 1818. In 1828, he was elected to the State House of Representatives, where he would stay for a decade. He was a U. S. Congressman from 1837-43 and a U. S. Senator from 1845-51. He died in Tennessee in 1857.

Henry Cooper was born in 1827 in Tennessee. From 1862-66, he was 7th Circuit Court judge. In 1869, he began service in the State Senate. In 1871, he served the first of three terms in the U. S. Senate. He died in Tennessee in 1884.

James B. Frazier was born in Tennessee in 1858. He was Tennessee's governor from 1903-05. From 1905-11, he was a U. S. Senator. He died in 1937.

Edward W. Carmack was born in 1858 in Tennessee. He was a long-time editor for several newspapers. He served in the State House of Representatives beginning in 1884. He was elected to the U. S. Senate, serving from 1901-07. He died in Nashville, 1908, in a gunfight.


Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased this collection in March of 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA