Presley T. Glass

Presley Thornton Glass ( born October 18, 1824 in Houston, Halifax County, Virginia; † 9 October 1902 in Ripley, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1889 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Already in 1828 came Presley Glass with his parents in the Weakley County, Tennessee, where he attended the Dresden Academy. At the age of 18, he became an officer of the State militia. After a subsequent law studies at the Lexington Law School in Kentucky and its made ​​in 1847 admitted to the bar he began in Ripley to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1848, Glass was elected to the House of Representatives from Tennessee. During the Civil War he was a Major in the army of the Confederacy. He was responsible for supplying the troops with food. In 1882 he was again elected to the state legislature.

In the congressional elections of 1884 Glass was in the ninth constituency of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Rice Alexander Pierce on March 4, 1885. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1889 two legislative sessions. In 1888, he was not nominated by his party for re-election. Instead, his predecessor Pierce was set up as a democratic candidate and finally selected.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives to Glass withdrew from politics. He died on 9 October 1902 in Ripley.