Joseph E. Washington

Joseph Edwin Washington ( * November 10, 1851 in Cedar Hill, Robertson County, Tennessee; † August 28, 1915 ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1897 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Washington was first taught at home. Then he studied until 1873 at Georgetown College in the capital Washington. This is followed by a law degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville followed. In 1874, Washington was admitted to the bar. But he has never practiced law; Instead, he was engaged in farming.

Politically, Washington was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1877 and 1879 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. In the congressional elections of 1886, he was selected in the sixth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Andrew Jackson Caldwell on March 4, 1887. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1897 five legislative sessions. From 1891 to 1893 he was chairman of the committee that dealt with the administration of the American territories.

1896 Washington renounced to another Congress candidate. As a result, he was charged with the oversight of the Highway and road construction in Robertson County. He was also a trustee of Vanderbilt University and director of two railway companies. Otherwise, he worked on his estate " Wessyngton " near Cedar Hill continue in agriculture. There he is on August 28, 1915 and passed away. He was buried in the family cemetery there.