Charles Bryson Simonton

Charles Bryson Simonton (* September 8, 1838 in Tipton County, Tennessee, † June 10, 1911 in Covington, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1883 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Simonton attended until 1859, the Erskine College in Due West (South Carolina). At the beginning of the Civil War he was in 1861, first lieutenant and later captain of an infantry unit of the Army of the Confederacy. In October 1862, he had to acknowledge the military service due to an injury. 1870 Simonton Court servant was at the District Court in Tipton County. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1873 admitted to the bar he began in Covington to work in his new profession. He also published a daily newspaper. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1877 and 1879 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Tennessee.

In the congressional elections of 1878 Simonton was the ninth constituency of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Parker Caldwell on March 4, 1879. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1883 two legislative sessions. In 1886 Simonton was chairman of the regional Democratic Party congress in Tennessee. Between 1892 and 1903 he served as president of the school board of Covington. His main job was from 1895 to 1898 United States Attorney for the District of Tennessee. Charles Simonton died on June 10, 1911 in Covington, where he was also buried.