Sidney Parham Epes

Sydney Parham Epes (* August 20, 1865 near Nottoway Court House, Nottoway County, Virginia; † March 3, 1900 in Washington DC ) was an American politician (Democratic Party). He was a cousin of James F. Epes and William Bacon Oliver, both U.S. Representative.


Sydney Epes moved with his parents to Kentucky, where they settled near Franklin. There he attended the public schools. He returned in 1884 to Virginia, where he edited a Democratic newspaper in Blackstone. Epes was 1891 and 1892 a member of the House of Representatives from Virginia over the years. He then worked as a civil servant (registers ) in the land registry of Virginia 1895-1897.

Epes was elected to the 55th Congress, but his election was successfully challenged by Robert Taylor Thorp. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1897 to 23 March 1898. He was subsequently re-elected to the 56th Congress, where in March 1900 he worked on 4 March 1899 until his death in Washington. He was buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Blackstone.