William H. Cate

William Henderson Cate (* November 11, 1839 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; † August 23, 1899 in Toledo, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1889 and 1890, and from 1891 to 1893, he represented the first electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Cate attended primary school in his home and a private school in Abingdon ( Virginia). Subsequently, he studied until 1857 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In the following years, Cate worked as a teacher. During the Civil War, he brought it in the army of the Confederate States to the Captain.

In 1865, Cate moved to Jonesboro, Arkansas. After studying law and his 1866 was admitted as a lawyer, he started to work there in his new profession. He became a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1871 and 1873 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Arkansas and since 1878 he has been a prosecutor. In 1884, Judge Cate was in the second judicial district of Arkansas. In 1887 he founded the Bank of Jonesboro.

In the congressional elections of 1888 Cate was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he Poindexter Dunn replaced on March 4, 1889. His election was, however, challenged by Lewis P. Featherstone, the Union Labor Party candidate. After this challenge had been upheld, Cate had on March 5, 1890 Exactly one year later in Congress is based at Featherstone exits. In the elections of 1890, however, he made his return to the U.S. House of Representatives. There he was able to complete a full term between March 4, 1891 March 3, 1893.

Cate renounced in 1892 to further candidacy and again worked as a lawyer in Jonesboro. He died on August 23, 1899 during a visit to Toledo ( Ohio) and was buried in Jonesboro.