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Thetus Wilrette Sims

congressman

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