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Lea family of Tennessee

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  Luke Lea (1783-1851) — of Tennessee. Born in Surry County, N.C., January 21, 1783. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1833-37; secretary of state of Tennessee, 1835-39. Died June 17, 1851 (age 68 years, 147 days). Original interment at Westport Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.; reinterment at Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
  Relatives: Brother of Pryor Lea; great-grandfather of Luke Lea (1879-1945).
  Political family: Lea family of Tennessee.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Pryor Lea (1794-1879) — of Tennessee. Born in Knox County, Tenn., August 31, 1794. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1821-28; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1827-31; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861. Died September 14, 1879 (age 85 years, 14 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Goliad, Tex.
  Relatives: Brother of Luke Lea (1783-1851).
  Political family: Lea family of Tennessee.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Luke Lea (1879-1945) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., April 12, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; founder of the Nashville Tennesseean; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1911-17; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912 (speaker); colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Delta Phi; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Died November 18, 1945 (age 66 years, 220 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Overton Lea and Ella (Cocke) Lea; married, November 1, 1906, to Mary Louise Warner; great-grandson of Luke Lea (1783-1851).
  Political family: Lea family of Tennessee.
  Cross-reference: John D. Erwin
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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