Joseph Carlton Loser

Joseph Carlton Loser ( born October 1, 1892 in Nashville, Tennessee, † July 31, 1984 ) was an American politician. Between 1957 and 1963 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Loser attended the common schools and the ' YMCA Law School in Nashville. In 1910 he became a member of the National Guard of Tennessee. Between 1917 and 1920 Loser worked as secretary to the mayor of Nashville. After a subsequent law degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon and its made ​​in 1923 admitted to the bar, he began practicing in his new career in Nashville. From 1923 to 1929 he was stellvertretretender city attorney in Nashville. Between 1929 and 1956 he served first as deputy until 1934 and then as an actual district attorney in the Tenth Judicial District of Tennessee.

Politically Loser member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1944, 1955, and 1960, he participated as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. In 1944 he was a member of the Reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard. From 1954 to 1958 he was a board member of his party in Tennessee. In the congressional elections of 1956 Loser in the fifth electoral district of Tennessee was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Percy Priest on January 3, 1957. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1963 a third legislative periods. These were determined by the events of the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement.

In 1962 Loser aimed at re- nomination of his party and won the corresponding primaries. But It came to irregularities, so that he was accused of election fraud from his rival candidate Richard H. Fulton. The primaries were then repeated. This loser lost to Fulton, who went on to win the actual election and took Losers mandate in Congress. After his defeat, Joseph Loser withdrew from politics. He spent his life in Nashville, where he died on 31 July 1984 at the age of 91 years.