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Thetus Wilrette Sims

Thetus Wilrette Sims, American congressman. member 55th to 66th Congresses, inclusive (1897-1921), 8th Tenn.

Background

  • Sims, Thetus Wilrette was born on April 25, 1852 in Wayne Company, Tennessee, United States. Son of G. W. and Jennie (Whitson) Sims.

  • Education

    • Reared on farm; educated Savannah (Tennessee) College. Bachelor of Laws, Cumberland U., 1876.

    Career

    • In practice at Linden, Tennessee, since 1876. Superintendent public instruction, Perry Company, Tennessee, 1882-1884. Democratic presidential elector, 1892.

      Member 55th to 66th Congresses, inclusive (1897-1921), 8th Tennessee District. Chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Home: Lexington, Tenn.

    Membership

    Member 55th to 66th Congresses, inclusive (1897-1921), 8th Tenn.

    Connections

    • Married Nannie H. Kittrell, December 26, 1877.
    • father: G. W. Sims
    • mother: Jennie (Whitson) Sims
    • spouse: Nannie H. Kittrell
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    Born April 25, 1852
    Died December 17, 1939
    (aged 87)
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