John R. Tyson

John Russell Tyson ( born November 28, 1856 Lowndes County, Alabama, † March 27, 1923 in Rochester, Minnesota) was an American lawyer and politician (Democratic Party).


John Tyson attended public schools. He graduated in 1877 at the Howard College in Marion and in 1879 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington ( Virginia). Tyson studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1879 and then started in Hayneville on practicing. He was a deputy in the 1880 House of Representatives from Alabama. Then he moved in 1884 to Montgomery ( Alabama), where he continued his activities as a lawyer. Tyson was elected in May 1889 in the City Council and became its president in May 1891. He held this position until October 1892, when he resigned to take up an appointment to the District Court. There he worked 1892-1898. Then he had 1898-1906 the post of assessors judge (associate justice) on Alabama Supreme Court held and from November 1906 until his resignation on 28 February 1909, the judge of the Supreme State ( Chief Justice ). Then he took his work as a lawyer in Montgomery back on.

Tyson was elected to the 67th U.S. Congress and re-elected in the following 68 U.S. Congress. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1921 until his death in 1923 in Rochester. His body was transferred to Montgomery, where he was buried in the Oakwood Cemetery.