Washington C. Whitthorne

Washington Curran Whitthorne (* April 19, 1825 in Farmington, Marshall County, Tennessee, † September 21, 1891 in Columbia, Tennessee ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Tennessee in both chambers of Congress.

After visiting the Campbell Academy, a private school in Lebanon, Whitthorne began to study at East Tennessee College (now the University of Tennessee) and graduated there in 1843. Graduating in Law followed in 1845 admission to the Bar Association. As a result, he was first employed by the government of Tennessee, before he opened his own law practice in Columbia.

His political career began with the membership of the Senate of Tennessee 1855-1858. From 1859 to 1861 he was one of the speakers feature the House of Representatives from Tennessee. After the outbreak of the American Civil War Whitthorne 1861 Adjutant General of Tennessee, so the top military commander in his state. He remained in this function in until 1865.

After the defeat of the South in the Civil War Whittornes full civil rights were made ​​until 1870 by the Congress again. In the same year he wrote his first application for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and was successful. He was re-elected five times and stood from 1875 to 1881 the Marine Committee ago.

Following the resignation of Senator Howell Edmunds Jackson C. Washington was appointed by Governor Whitthorne William B. Bate as his successor in the Senate. The Senate confirmed him for the remainder of the term, so that they ultimately extended from 16 April 1886 to 3 March 1887. As a result, he returned to the House of Representatives, where he once again belonged from 1887 to 1891.

After retiring from Congress Whitthorne moved back to Columbia, where he still died the same year. The Whitthorne Middle School was named after him there.