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Hamilton County
Tennessee

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hamilton County

Index to Locations

  • Chattanooga Chattanooga National Cemetery
  • Chattanooga Citizens Cemetery
  • Chattanooga Forest Hills Cemetery
  • Chattanooga Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Chattanooga Old Citizens Cemetery


    Chattanooga National Cemetery
    Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Austin Letheridge Bender (1916-1980) — also known as A. L. Bender; "Chunk" — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., June 6, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952; mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., 1969-71; resigned 1971. Died, of congestive heart failure, August 28, 1980 (age 64 years, 83 days). Interment at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1938 to Rozelle Kelso.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John M. Veale (1918-2002) — of St. Clair Shores, Macomb County, Mich. Born in 1918. Democrat. Democratic candidate for Michigan state senate 11th District, 1950, 1954 (primary); candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1955. Died April 26, 2002 (age about 83 years). Interment at Chattanooga National Cemetery.


    Citizens Cemetery
    Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Reese Bowen Brabson (1817-1863) — of Tennessee. Born in Brabsons Ferry, Sevier County, Tenn., September 16, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1851-52; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1859-61. Slaveowner. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., August 16, 1863 (age 45 years, 334 days). Interment at Citizens Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Charles Keith Bell (1853-1913).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Forest Hills Cemetery
    Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      David McKendree Key (1824-1900) — of Tennessee. Born near Greeneville, Greene County, Tenn., January 27, 1824. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1870; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1875-77; U.S. Postmaster General, 1877-80; federal judge, 1880. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., February 3, 1900 (age 76 years, 7 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Nathan Lynn Bachman (1878-1937) — also known as Nathan L. Bachman — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., August 2, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Tennessee 6th District, 1908-12; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1918-24; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1933-37; died in office 1937. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, from a heart attack in his room at the Continental Hotel, Washington, D.C., April 23, 1937 (age 58 years, 264 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eva (Dulaney) Bachman (1836-1898) and Rev. Dr. Jonathan Waverly Bachman (1837-1924); married, January 7, 1904, to Pearl McMannen Duke (1879-1938; first cousin of Doris Duke (1912-1993; tobacco heiress); first cousin once removed of Angier Biddle Duke (1915-1995)).
      Political families: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Umstead-Grimmet-Byrd family of Durham, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    James B. Frazier James Beriah Frazier (1856-1937) — also known as James B. Frazier — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tenn., October 18, 1856. Democrat. Governor of Tennessee, 1903-05; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1905-11. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., March 28, 1937 (age 80 years, 161 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of James Beriah Frazier Jr. (1890-1978).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
      Henry Clay Evans (1843-1921) — also known as H. Clay Evans — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in McAlisterville, Juniata County, Pa., June 18, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; iron and railway car manufacturer; mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., 1882-83; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1889-91; defeated, 1890; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1892, 1896, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1894; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1896; U.S. Commissioner of Pensions, 1897-1902; U.S. Consul General in London, 1902-05; candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1918. Died, from heart disease, in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., December 12, 1921 (age 78 years, 177 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Henry Clay
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Bateman Evans and Ann Evans.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      William Emerson Brock (1872-1950) — also known as William E. Brock — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Farmington, Davie County, N.C., May 14, 1872. Democrat. President, Brock Candy Company; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1928; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1929-31. Methodist. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., August 5, 1950 (age 78 years, 83 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Emerson Brock and Mary (Howell) Brock; married 1903 to Miriam Acree; grandfather of William Emerson Brock III (born1930).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Newell Sanders (1850-1939) — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Owen County, Ind., July 12, 1850. Republican. President, Chattanooga Plow Co., 1882-1901, 1915-19; leader of alcohol prohibition movement in Tennessee; Tennessee Republican state chair, 1894-96, 1906-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1900, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924; member of Republican National Committee from Tennessee, 1912-16; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1912-13; defeated, 1922. Baptist. Member, Anti-Saloon League. Died January 26, 1939 (age 88 years, 198 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Jesse S. Cottrell
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Little Frierson (1868-1953) — also known as William L. Frierson — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn., September 3, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Tennessee, 1896; mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., 1905-07; U.S. Solicitor General, 1920-21. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., May 25, 1953 (age 84 years, 264 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Payne Frierson (1843-1893) and Mary (Little) Frierson; married, April 20, 1892, to Margaret McLemore Daniel; second cousin once removed of Horace Frierson; third cousin of Horace Frierson Jr. (1881-1956).
      Political family: Frierson family of Columbia, Tennessee.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Austin Moon (1855-1921) — also known as John A. Moon — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Albemarle County, Va., April 22, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee Democratic State Executive Committee, 1888; circuit judge in Tennessee, 1889-94; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1897-1921; defeated, 1920; died in office 1921; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1900. Died June 26, 1921 (age 66 years, 65 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Davis McReynolds (1872-1939) — also known as Sam D. McReynolds — of Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tenn.; Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born near Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tenn., April 16, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Tennessee, 1903-23; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1923-39; died in office 1939. Died in Washington, D.C., July 11, 1939 (age 67 years, 86 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Stephens McReynolds (1845-1915) and Virginia Adeline (Davis) McReynolds (1847-1930); married, December 21, 1905, to Jennie H. Hutchins (1870-1908); married, March 9, 1910, to Mary Davenport (1887-1978).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Beriah Frazier Jr. (1890-1978) — also known as James B. Frazier, Jr. — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., June 23, 1890. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1933-48; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1949-63. Methodist. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., October 30, 1978 (age 88 years, 129 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Beriah Frazier (1856-1937) and Louise Douglas (Kieth) Frazier; married, March 30, 1939, to Elizabeth Hope.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Foster Vincent Brown (1852-1937) — also known as Foster V. Brown — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born near Sparta, White County, Tenn., December 24, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1884, 1896, 1900, 1916; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1895-97; Puerto Rico attorney general, 1910-12; U.S. Attorney for Puerto Rico, 1910-11, 1912. Member, Freemasons. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., March 26, 1937 (age 84 years, 92 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Joseph Edgar Brown (1880-1939).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Edgar Brown (1880-1939) — also known as Joe Brown — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Jasper, Marion County, Tenn., February 11, 1880. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1921-23; Tennessee Republican state chair, 1922-24; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1924. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Freemasons. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., June 13, 1939 (age 59 years, 122 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Foster Vincent Brown (1852-1937) and Lula (Farrior) Brown; married to Hester Jefferson McClain.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Henry DeWitt (1827-1896) — of Tennessee. Born in Smith County, Tenn., October 24, 1827. Member of Tennessee state legislature, 1855-57; Delegate from Tennessee to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; state court judge in Tennessee, 1872. Member, Freemasons. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., April 11, 1896 (age 68 years, 170 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      John T. Wilder (1830-1917) — of Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind.; Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind.; Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn.; Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn.; Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Hunter, Greene County, N.Y., January 31, 1830. Republican. Millwright; foundry owner; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; manufacturer of railroad rails; railroad promoter; mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., 1871-72; candidate for U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1876; postmaster at Chattanooga, Tenn., 1877-82; hotel owner. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., October 20, 1917 (age 87 years, 262 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Reuben Wilder and Mary (Merritt) Wilder; married to Martha Jane Stewart and Dora Lee.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      William Cullom (1810-1896) — of Carthage, Smith County, Tenn. Born in Elk Spring Valley, Wayne County, Ky., June 4, 1810. Whig. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1843-47; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1848; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1851-55 (8th District 1851-53, 4th District 1853-55); delegate to Whig National Convention from Tennessee, 1852. Methodist; later Catholic. Slaveowner. Died in Clinton, Anderson County, Tenn., December 6, 1896 (age 86 years, 185 days). Original interment at McAdoo Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn.; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Alvin Cullom; uncle of Shelby Moore Cullom (1829-1914).
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Cullom family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Citizens Cemetery
    Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      William Crutchfield (1824-1890) — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Greeneville, Greene County, Tenn., November 16, 1824. Republican. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1873-75. Slaveowner. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., January 24, 1890 (age 65 years, 69 days). Interment at Old Citizens Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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