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John Mccormick Lea Edit Profile

Lawyer

John Mccormick Lea, American lawyer. member Tenn.

Background

Lea, John Mccormick was born on December 25, 1818 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Honorary Luke Lea.

Education

Graduated from the University of Nashville, 1837, A.M., 1840. A.M., Bethany College, West Virginia.

Career

Began law practice in Nashville, 1840. United State Attorneys for district of Middle Tennessee, 1842-1844. Was circuit judge; declined appointment on Supreme Court bench of Tennessee.

Served as member Tennessee General Assembly. President Board Trustees University of Nashville for many years. President Tennessee History Society Home: Nashville, Tennessee Deceased.

Membership

Member Tenn.

Connections

Married Elizabeth B. Overton.

father:
Honorary Luke Lea. Lea

spouse:
Elizabeth B. Overton.