William Gordon Brantley

William Gordon Brantley ( born September 18, 1860 in Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia, † September 11, 1934 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1913 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Brantley attended the common schools and then studied at the University of Georgia in Athens. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1881 admitted to the bar he began in Blackshear to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1884 and 1885 Brantley sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia; 1886 to 1887 he was a member of the State Senate. Between 1888 and 1896 he was a prosecutor in the judicial district of Brunswick. Since 1889 he has been resident in this city.

In the congressional elections of 1896 Brantley was elected the eleventh electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Henry Gray Turner on March 4, 1897. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until March 3, 1913 eight legislatures. During this time, including the Spanish-American War was. At that time, the Philippines and Hawaii came under American administration. In 1912 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, at the Woodrow Wilson was nominated as presidential candidate of the party.

For the elections of 1912 Brantley opted not to run again for Congress. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he remained in the federal capital, Washington, where he worked as a lawyer in the following years. Politically, he is no longer have appeared until his death in September 1934. William Brantley was married twice and had five children.