William Henry Fleming

William Henry Fleming ( born October 18, 1856 in Augusta, Georgia, † June 9, 1944 ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1903 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Fleming attended the Summerville Academy and the Academy of Richmond County. Then he studied until 1874 at the University of Georgia in Athens. From 1877 to 1880 Fleming was school board in Augusta and Richmond County. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1880 admitted to the bar he began in Augusta to work in his new profession. Later he also worked in other industries. So he served inter alia as president of the Augusta Electric Company. In the years 1894 and 1895 he was president of the Bar Association of Georgia.

Politically Fleming was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1888 and 1896 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia, which he was president from 1894 to 1895. In the congressional elections of 1896 he was in the tenth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James CC Black on March 4, 1897. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1903 three legislative periods. During this time, including the Spanish-American War was. At that time, the Philippines and Hawaii came under American administration.

1902 Fleming was not nominated by his party for another Leguislaturperiode in Congress. In the following years he worked again as a lawyer. He also appeared as a guest speaker at events and engaged in literary matters. William Fleming died on June 9, 1944 in Augusta.