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Cocke County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cocke County

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  • Newport Union Cemetery

    Union Cemetery
    Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Ben Walter Hooper (1870-1957) — also known as Ben W. Hooper; Ben Walter Wade — of Newport, Cocke County, Tenn. Born in Newport, Cocke County, Tenn., October 13, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1893-95; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1900 (alternate), 1916, 1928; Governor of Tennessee, 1911-15; defeated, 1914; candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1916. Baptist. Died in Carson Springs, Cocke County, Tenn., April 18, 1957 (age 86 years, 187 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 25, 1901, to Anna B. Jones.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Henry Randolph (1825-1900) — of Tennessee. Born near Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tenn., October 18, 1825. Republican. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1857-58, 1860-61; member of Tennessee state senate, 1865; circuit judge in Tennessee, 1869-70; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1877-79. Died in Newport, Cocke County, Tenn., August 22, 1900 (age 74 years, 308 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Coleman Anderson (1853-1902) — also known as William C. Anderson — of Newport, Cocke County, Tenn. Born in Tusculum, Greene County, Tenn., July 10, 1853. Republican. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1881-83; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1895-97; defeated, 1896. Died, from typhoid fever, in Newport, Cocke County, Tenn., September 8, 1902 (age 49 years, 60 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

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