Tyre York

Tyre York ( born May 4, 1836 in Rockford, Surry County, North Carolina; † January 28, 1916 in Traphill, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1885 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Tyre York attended the common schools and then studied in Charleston (South Carolina) medicine. After qualifying as a doctor, he began 1859 in Traphill to practice in this profession. At the same time he also managed a farm. In the final phase of the civil war he was a doctor at the home forces of the State of North Carolina.

After the war, York struck a political career. In the years 1865, 1866, 1879 and 1887 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina. He also sat in 1876 and 1881 in the State Senate. The early 1880s he joined the anti - Prohibition movement. In the congressional elections of 1882, he was with the support of the Republican Party in the seventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert Franklin Armfield on March 4, 1883. Since he resigned in 1884 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1885.

In 1884, Tyre York competed as a Republican candidate for the office of Governor of North Carolina, but was defeated by Democrat Alfred Moore Scales with 46:54 percent of the vote. After a final term in the House of Representatives of his State in 1887, he retired from politics. As a result, he again worked in agriculture. He died on 28 January 1916 in Traphill.