William L. Terry

William Leake Terry ( * September 27, 1850 in Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina; † November 4, 1917 in Little Rock, Arkansas ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1901 he represented the fourth electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1857, William Terry moved with his parents in the Tippah County, Mississippi, four years later, in the Pulaski County, Arkansas. He graduated from Bingham 's Military Academy and to 1872 Trinity College in North Carolina. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new profession. Politically, Terry joined the Democratic Party. Between 1878 and 1879 he was a member of the Senate of Arkansas; in 1879 he was president of that body. Between 1879 and 1885 he was a trial lawyer of the city Little Rock. In 1886, he ran unsuccessfully for Congress.

In the congressional elections of 1890 Terry was in the fourth district of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he replaced John H. Rogers on March 4, 1891. After he was re-elected four times, he was able to complete up to March 3, 1901 a total of five legislative sessions in Congress. For the elections of 1900 he had not been nominated by his party. After leaving the House of Representatives Terry worked as a lawyer in Little Rock. There he is also deceased in November 1917. William Terry was the father of David Dickson Terry, who was also 1933-1943 for Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.