Farish Carter Tate

Farish Carter Tate ( born November 20, 1856 in Jasper, Georgia, † February 7, 1922 ) was an American politician. Between 1893 and 1905 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Farish Tate was a member of the most influential family in Pickens County, after which the town was named Tate and there the Georgia Marble Company founded. He attended the common schools and the North Georgia Agricultural College, Dahlonega. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1880 admitted to the bar he began in Jasper to work in his new profession.

Politically, Tate was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1882 and 1887 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. In the years 1884 to 1887 and again from 1890 to 1892 he was a member of the State Board of his party. In 1888 he was a delegate to the regional democratic Party of his home state. In the congressional elections of 1892, Tate was in the ninth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas E. Winn on March 4, 1893. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1905 six legislative periods. In this time of the Spanish-American War was. At that time, the Philippines and Hawaii came under American administration.

In 1904, Tate was not nominated by his party for another term of office. Between 1905 and 1913 he was a federal prosecutor for the northern part of the State of Georgia. He then worked again as a lawyer. Farish Tate died on 7 February 1922 in his birthplace of Jasper.