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Sam Heiskell Caricatures

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1796

These two caricatures, signed simply M. T., depict Knoxville lawyer and politician Sam Heiskell. One portrays him seated, while the other shows him reading a newspaper.

Dates

  • undated

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.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

These two caricatures, signed simply M. T., depict Knoxville lawyer and politician Sam Heiskell. One portrays him seated, while the other shows him reading a newspaper.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Gordon Heiskell was born to William and Julia Josephine (Gahagan) Heiskell in Monroe County, Tennessee on August 7, 1858. He earned his AB from the University of Tennessee in 1877 and began practicing law in Knoxville in 1880. Heiskell married Irene Kuhn on September 21, 1897. In addition to his legal work, Heiskell served as a Member of the Board of Alderman (1882), as Knoxville's City Attorney (1884), as a Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives (1895), as Mayor of Knoxville (1896-1897, 1906-1907, 1910-1915), as a Member of the Board of Education, as the President of the State Asylum for the Insane, as Chairman of the Democratic State Committee, as a Democratic Presidential Elector (1884), and as a Trustee of the Hermitage Association (1895-1923). He also authored Andrew Jackson and Early Tennessee History (1918). Heiskell died in Knoxville, Tennessee on September 17, 1923 and is buried in the Old Gray Cemetery.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

These caricatures are the property of the Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480