Charles Ready

Charles Ready ( born December 22, 1802 in Readyville, Cannon County, Tennessee; † June 4, 1878 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee ) was an American politician. From 1853 to 1859 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Ready was an uncle of William T. Haskell (1818-1859), which until 1849 was also sitting of 1847 for Tennessee in Congress. He attended the common schools and the Greeneville College. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1825 admitted to the bar he began in Murfreesboro to work in his new profession.

Politically, he was mid-1830s a member of the newly formed Whig Party. 1835 Ready was elected to the House of Representatives from Tennessee. In the congressional elections of 1852 he was in the fifth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George Washington Jones on March 4, 1853. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1859 three legislative periods. These were determined by the events leading up to the Civil War. Since 1855 member of the short-lived American Party Ready, after the Whigs had dissolved.

Was as ready in the elections of 1858 is not confirmed, he returned to Murfreesboro, where he practiced as a lawyer again. There he is on June 4, 1878 and passed away.