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  Lea, Luke
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NameLuke Lea
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Nashville, Tennessee , United States
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Born April 12, 1879
DiedNovember 18, 1945 (66 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
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Apr 26, 2004 07:49am
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Info(great-grandson of Luke Lea [1783-1851]), a Senator from Tennessee; born in Nashville, Tenn., April 12, 1879; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., in 1899 and from the law department of Columbia University, New York City, in 1903; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice at Nashville; founder, editor and publisher of the Nashville Tennessean; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1911 and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1917; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916; chairman, Committee on the Library (Sixty-third Congress), Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expense (Sixty-fourth Congress); during the First World War, fought in Europe with an artillery unit and rose to the rank of colonel; returned to Nashville and resumed newspaper interests; appointed to the United States Senate in 1929 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lawrence D. Tyson, but declined the appointment; entered into the banking and real estate businesses; died in Nashville, Tenn., on November 18, 1945; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.


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TN Governor - D Primary - Aug 02, 1928 D Henry H. Horton