Lemuel P. Padgett

Lemuel Phillips Padgett ( born November 28, 1855 in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee; † August 2, 1922 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1901 and 1922 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lemuel Padgett first attended private schools in his homeland. In 1876 he graduated from Erskine College in Due West (South Carolina). After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1877 admitted to the bar he began in Columbia to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1899 and 1901, Padgett was a member of the Senate of Tennessee.

In the congressional elections of 1900, Padgett was selected in the seventh election district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Nicholas N. Cox on March 4, 1901. After ten elections he could remain until his death on August 2, 1922 in Congress. In this time of the First World War fell. Between 1913 and 1920, the 16th, the 17th, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in Congress were adopted. From 1911 to 1919 Padgett Lemuel was chairman of the Marine Committee.