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John William Leftwich
Birth: Sep. 7, 1826
Bedford
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1870
Lynchburg
Lynchburg City
Virginia, USA

US Congressman, Memphis Mayor. American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives for the 8th congressional district of Tennessee. He was born in Liberty (now Bedford), Virginia in Bedford County on September 7, 1826. He attended the public schools, studied medicine, and graduated from Philadelphia Medical College in 1850. He moved to Memphis, Tennessee and engaged in mercantile pursuits. Upon the readmission of Tennessee to representation, he was elected as a Democrat and Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-ninth Congress. He served from July 24, 1866 to March 3, 1867 and was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868. He was mayor of Memphis in 1869 and 1870. He contested the election of BG William J. Smith to the Forty-first Congress, but while on his way to Washington to prosecute the contest, he died in Lynchburg, Virginia on March 6, 1870. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Turley Section, Lot 248, Space #11
 
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Record added: Aug 22, 2003
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John William Leftwich
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