Zachary D. Massey

Zachary David Massey (* November 14, 1864 in Marshall, Madison County, North Carolina; † July 13, 1923 in Sevierville, Tennessee ) was an American politician. In the years 1910 and 1911, he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Zachary Massey attended the public schools of his home. Between 1882 and 1886 he worked in his birthplace of Marshall as a teacher. After a subsequent study medicine at the Louisville Medical College in Kentucky and his medical license, he began in 1889 in Wears Valley ( Tennessee) to work in his new profession. A year later, he moved his practice and to Sevierville. During the Spanish- American War he served in the medical service of the U.S. armed forces. Between 1899 and 1904 he also served as postmaster in Sevierville.

Politically Massey was a member of the Republican Party. From 1904 to 1906 he was a member of the Senate of Tennessee. After the death of Mr Walter P. Brownlow he was in the overdue election for the first seat of Tennessee as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 8 November 1910. Since he did not run in the regular congressional elections of 1910, he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1911.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Zachary Massey practiced as a doctor again. He was also active in the real estate industry. He died on July 13, 1923 in Sevierville.