Thomas U. Sisson

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Thomas U. Sisson
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BornSeptember 22, 1869
DiedSeptember 26, 1923 (aged 54)
Resting place Oak Hill Cemetery
Education French Camp Academy
Southwestern Presbyterian University
University of Mississippi
Cumberland School of Law
OccupationEducator, lawyer, politician

Thomas Upton Sisson (September 22, 1869 – September 26, 1923) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

United States House of Representatives lower house of the United States Congress

The United States House of Representatives is the lower house of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper house. Together they compose the national legislature of the United States.

Mississippi State of the United States of America

Mississippi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd largest and 34th-most populous of the 50 United States. Mississippi is bordered to the north by Tennessee, to the east by Alabama, to the south by the Gulf of Mexico, to the southwest by Louisiana, and to the northwest by Arkansas. Mississippi's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson is both the state's capital and largest city. Greater Jackson, with an estimated population of 580,166 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in Mississippi and the 95th-most populous in the United States.

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Biography

Early life

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.

McCool, Mississippi Town in Mississippi, United States

McCool is a town in Attala County, Mississippi. The population was 135 at the 2010 census.

Attala County, Mississippi County in the United States

Attala County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,564. Its county seat is Kosciusko. Attala County is named for Atala, a fictional Native American heroine from an early-19th-century novel of the same name by François-René de Chateaubriand.

Choctaw County, Mississippi County in the United States

Choctaw County is a county located in the central part of U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,547. Its northern border is the Big Black River, which flows southwest into the Mississippi south of Vicksburg. The county seat is Ackerman. The county is named after the Choctaw tribe of Native Americans, who long occupied this territory as their homeland before being forced to move west of the Mississippi River by federal troops under the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

Career

He served as the Principal of Carthage High School in Carthage, Mississippi from 1889 to 1890. He then served as Principal of the graded schools in Kosciusko, Mississippi from 1890 to 1892.

Carthage, Mississippi City in Mississippi, United States

Carthage is a city in Leake County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 5,075 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Leake County.

Kosciusko, Mississippi City in Mississippi, United States

Kosciusko is a city in Attala County, Mississippi, United States, and is the birthplace of James Meredith and Oprah Winfrey. The population was 7,402 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Attala County.

He was admitted to the bar in Memphis, Tennessee in 1894 and began practicing the Law in Winona, Mississippi. He served as a member of the Mississippi State Senate in 1898. He then served as district attorney of the fifth judicial district from 1903 to 1907.

Memphis, Tennessee City in Tennessee, United States

Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in southwestern Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. The 2017 city population was 652,236, making Memphis the largest city on the Mississippi River, the second most populous city in Tennessee, as well as the 25th largest city in the United States. Greater Memphis is the 42nd largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a population of 1,348,260 in 2017. The city is the anchor of West Tennessee and the greater Mid-South region, which includes portions of neighboring Arkansas and Mississippi. Memphis is the seat of Shelby County, the most populous county in Tennessee. As one of the most historic and cultural cities of the southern United States, the city features a wide variety of landscapes and distinct neighborhoods.

Winona, Mississippi City in Mississippi, United States

Winona is a city in Montgomery County, Mississippi. The population was 5,482 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Montgomery County. Winona is known in the local area as "The Crossroads of North Mississippi" due to its central location at the intersection of U.S. Interstate 55 and U.S. Highways 51 and 82.

Mississippi State Senate upper state chamber of a state of the United-States of America

The Mississippi Senate is the upper house of the Mississippi Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Mississippi. The Senate is composed of 52 senators representing an equal amount of constituent districts, with 54,704 people per district. Senators serve four-year terms with no term limits.

He served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1909 to March 3, 1923. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the sixty-eighth Congress.

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Death

He died on September 26, 1923 in Washington, D.C.. He was buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Winona, Mississippi.

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References

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Wilson S. Hill
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th congressional district

19091923
Succeeded by
T. Jeff Busby