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John Wesley Gaines

John Wesley Gaines, American congressman. member 55th to 60th Congresses (1897-1909), 6th Tennessee District.

Background

  • Gaines, John Wesley was born on August 24, 1861 in Davidson Company, Tennessee, United States. Son of Doctor John Wesley and Maria (Wair) Gaines.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the University of Nashville.

    Career

    • Taught school; Doctor of Medicine Vanderbilt University, 1882.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member 55th to 60th Congresses (1897-1909), 6th Tennessee District.

    Connections

    • father: Doctor John Wesley Gaines
    • mother: Maria (Wair) Gaines
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    Born August 24, 1861
    Died July 4, 1926
    (aged 64)
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