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  Webb, William Robert
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameWilliam Robert Webb
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, Tennessee , United States
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Born November 11, 1842
DiedDecember 19, 1926 (84 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Feb 05, 2013 04:01pm
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InfoWEBB, William Robert, (grandson of Richard Stanford), a Senator from Tennessee; born near Mount Tirzah, Person County, N.C., November 11, 1842; attended private schools and was a student in Bingham School, Oaks, N.C., 1856-1860; entered the University of North Carolina in 1860 but left to enlist in the Confederate Army; returned to North Carolina in 1865; graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1868; taught at Horner’s School, Oxford, N.C., 1868-1870; founded the Webb School, a preparatory school, at Culleoka, Tenn., in 1870; moved the school to Bell Buckle, Tenn., in 1886; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert L. Taylor and served from January 24, 1913, to March 3, 1913; was not a candidate for reelection in 1913; continued teaching until his death in Bell Buckle, Tenn., December 19, 1926; interment in Hazelwood Cemetery.


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