John W. Leftwich

John William Leftwich ( born September 7, 1826 in Bedford, Virginia; † March 6, 1870 in Lynchburg, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1866 and 1867 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Leftwich attended the common schools and then studied until 1850 at the Philadelphia Medical College medicine. Then he moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he worked in the trade. Following the re-authorization in 1866, Tennessee to the Union he became a Unionist in the eighth election district of this State in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 24 July 1866. Until March 3, 1867, he finished there the current legislative period, which was marked by discussions between the Republican Party and President Andrew Johnson. In the regular congressional elections of 1866, Leftwich was defeated by Republican David Alexander Nunn. He was then a member of the Democratic Party.

In 1868, John Leftwich was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in New York, on the Horatio Seymour was nominated as a presidential candidate. From 1869 to 1870 he served as mayor of Memphis. In the elections of 1868 he ran unsuccessfully against William Jay Smith to return to Congress. Leftwich but put against the election results contradict a. He died on March 6, 1870 trip to Washington, where it should be decided on its action.