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  Brownlow, Walter P.
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AffiliationRepublican   
NameWalter P. Brownlow
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Jonesboro, Tennessee , United States
EmailNone
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Born March 27, 1851
DiedJuly 08, 1910 (59 years)
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Dec 21, 2014 10:30pm
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InfoBROWNLOW, Walter Preston, (nephew of William Gannaway Brownlow), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., March 27, 1851; attended the common schools; employed as a telegraph messenger boy when only ten years of age; became an apprentice in the tinning business at the age of fourteen and later became a locomotive engineer; entered upon newspaper work as a reporter for the Knoxville Whig and Chronicle in 1876; in the same year purchased the Herald and Tribune in Jonesboro, Tenn.; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1880, 1884, 1896, 1900, and 1904; appointed postmaster at Jonesboro in March 1881; resigned in the following December to accept the position of Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives in the Forty-seventh Congress and served in that capacity from 1881 to 1883; member of the Republican National Committee in 1884, 1896, and 1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death; member of the Board of Managers for the National Soldiers’ Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 1902-1910; died at the National Soldiers’ Home, Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn., July 8, 1910; interment in the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery.

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  11/03/1908 TN - District 01 Won 79.46% (+58.92%)
  11/06/1906 TN - District 01 Won 52.12% (+24.49%)
  11/08/1904 TN - District 01 Won 68.88% (+37.77%)
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  11/08/1898 TN - District 01 Won 54.96% (+10.84%)
  11/03/1896 TN - District 01 Won 62.36% (+27.65%)
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