John E. McCall

John Ethridge McCall ( born August 14, 1859 in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee; † August 8, 1920 in Huntingdon, Tennessee) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John McCall attended both public and private schools and then studied until 1881 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1882 admitted to the bar he began in Huntingdon to work in his new profession. There he gave in 1882, the newspaper " Tennessee Republican " out. In December 1883 he moved his residence and his law firm to Lexington.

Politically, McCall member of the Republican Party. Between 1887 and 1889 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. In the years 1888 and 1900 he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant, on which Benjamin Harrison and later William McKinley was nominated as the presidential candidate. 1890 and 1891, McCall was deputy attorney general for the western Tennessee. In 1892 and 1900 he ran unsuccessfully for the office of each Governor of Tennessee.

In the congressional elections of 1894 he was in the eighth constituency of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Benjamin A. Enloe on March 4, 1895. Since he has not been confirmed in 1896, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1897. Between 1902 and 1905, McCall was head of the tax authority in the fifth tax district of his state. Of 17 January 1905 until his death on August 8, 1920, he acted as a judge at the Federal District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.