Thomas Settle (North Carolina, 53rd–54th Congress)

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Thomas Settle
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from North Carolina's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1893 March 3, 1897
Preceded by Archibald H.A. Williams
Succeeded by William W. Kitchin
Personal details
Born(1865-03-10)March 10, 1865
near Wentworth, North Carolina
DiedJanuary 20, 1919(1919-01-20) (aged 53)
Asheville, North Carolina
Political partyRepublican
Alma mater Georgetown University
Occupationlawyer

Thomas Settle (March 10, 1865 – January 20, 1919) was a lawyer and member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina.

Settle was the son of Thomas Settle, a judge and politician in North Carolina, and a grandson of Thomas Settle (1789–1857), also a U.S. Representative from North Carolina.

Thomas Settle (judge) American judge

Thomas Settle was a United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Peru, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

Settle was born near Wentworth, Rockingham County, N.C., on March 10, 1865. He attended the public schools and Georgetown University, studied law in Greensboro, N.C.; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Wentworth. Settle served as solicitor of the ninth judicial district (1886–1894) before he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897). Settle was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings during the Fifty-fourth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896. He resumed the practice of law in Asheville, N.C.; was appointed by the Department of Justice as special attorney to the United States Court of Customs in New York City in 1909, and served in that capacity until 1910.

Wentworth, North Carolina Town in North Carolina, United States

Wentworth is a small town located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. According to the 2010 U.S. Census estimate, the population is 2,807. Wentworth is the county seat of Rockingham County.

Rockingham County, North Carolina County in the United States

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Georgetown University Private university in Washington, D.C., United States

Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789 as Georgetown College, the university has grown to comprise nine undergraduate and graduate schools, among which are the School of Foreign Service, School of Business, Medical School, and Law School. Located on a hill above the Potomac River, the school's main campus is identifiable by its flagship Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark. Georgetown offers degree programs in forty-eight disciplines, enrolling an average of 7,500 undergraduate and 10,000 post-graduate students from more than 130 countries.

Like his father before him, Settle ran unsuccessfully for Governor of North Carolina. As the Republican nominee in 1912, he came in third behind winner Locke Craig and Progressive Party nominee Iredell Meares. [1]

Governor of North Carolina head of state and of government of the U.S. state of North Carolina

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Locke Craig American politician

Locke Craig, a lawyer and Democratic politician, was the 53rd Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina, serving from 1913 until 1917.

Settle died in Asheville, NC, on January 20, 1919. He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Archibald H.A. Williams
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 6th congressional district

1893–1897
Succeeded by
William W. Kitchin

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