Augustus Herman Pettibone

Augustus Herman Pettibone ( born January 21, 1835 in Bedford, Ohio, † November 26, 1918 in Nashville, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1881 and 1887 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Augustus Pettibone first attended the Hiram College in Ohio and then studied until 1859 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1860 admitted to the bar he began in La Crosse (Wisconsin ) to work in his new profession. During the Civil War he rose 1861-1865 in the army of the Union to major on. He was a member of an infantry unit from Wisconsin. After the war Pettibone practiced in Greeneville (Tennessee ) as a lawyer. Between 1866 and 1868 he sat in the council. In the years 1869 and 1870 he was a prosecutor in the first Judicial District of Tennessee; 1871 to 1880, he served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of his state.

Politically, Pettibone member of the Republican Party. In 1878 he ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet. In 1880 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, was nominated at the James A. Garfield as a presidential candidate. In the congressional elections of that year he was in the first electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat Robert Love Taylor on March 4, 1881. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1887 three legislative periods.

In 1886 he gave up another candidacy. In the following years he practiced as a lawyer again. Between 1897 and 1899 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. From 1899 to 1905 Pettibone worked for the General Land Office. Then he withdrew into retirement. He died on November 26, 1918 in Nashville, where he was also buried.