Thomas U. Sisson
|Born||September 22, 1869|
|Died||September 26, 1923 (aged 54)|
Washington, D.C., US
|Resting place||Oak Hill Cemetery|
|Education|| French Camp Academy |
Southwestern Presbyterian University
University of Mississippi
Cumberland School of Law
|Occupation||Educator, lawyer, politician|
Thomas Upton Sisson (September 22, 1869 – September 26, 1923) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.
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Thomas U. Sisson was born on September 22, 1869 near McCool, Attala County, Mississippi. He moved with his father to Choctaw County, Mississippi. He attended the common schools and the French Camp Academy, Mississippi. He graduated from the Southwestern Presbyterian University, now known as Rhodes College, in Clarksville, Tennessee in 1889. He then studied law at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi and was graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.
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