Thaddeus H. Caraway

Thaddeus Horatius Caraway ( born October 17, 1871 Spring Hill, Stoddard County, Missouri, † November 6, 1931 in Little Rock, Arkansas ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), of the state of Arkansas in both chambers of the U.S. Congress represented.

Born on a farm in Missouri Thaddeus Caraway attended as a boy, the public schools of his home before he and his parents moved to Arkansas in 1883, where the family settled in Clay County. In 1896 he graduated at Dickson College in Tennessee, and he was the following years as a teacher at several village schools. He then studied law, was admitted in 1900 to the bar and commenced practice in Osceola. He later moved to Lake City, before he was a resident of Jonesboro 1901.

From 1908 to 1912 Caraway acted as attorney for the second judicial district of the State of Arkansas. His political career began with the election to the House of Representatives of the United States, where he remained after multiple re-election on 4 March 1913 to 3 March 1921. In 1921 he then moved within the Congress in the Senate, after the incumbent William F. Kirby out of the race defeated at the intra-party nomination.

After successful re-election in 1926 Caraway died during his second term on November 6, 1931, a blood clot in his coronary artery. He was given his merits laid out by the state in the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock and was buried in Jonesboro. His wife Hattie won the by-election to his seat and was the first woman to be elected to the Senate, and the second after Rebecca Latimer Felton, the ever belonged to this chamber.