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Tyson, Lawrence Davis, 1861-1929

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Personal name headingTyson, Lawrence Davis, 1861-1929
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Variant(s)Tyson, Mr. (Lawrence Davis), 1861-1929
Birth date18610704
Death date19290824
Place of birthGreenville (N.C.)
Place of deathStrafford (Pa.)
AffiliationUnited States Military Academy
University of Tennessee (Knoxville campus). College of Law
Tennessee. National Guard
Tennessee. General Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators
Found inWar-time rank for certain officers on the retired list of the Army, 1928: p. 1 (Mr. Tyson, from the Committee on Military Affairs)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Cong. online, viewed Apr. 12, 2008 (Tyson, Lawrence Davis, a Senator from Tenn.; b. July 4, 1861; d. Aug. 24, 1929)
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website, viewed March 31, 2015 (Tyson, Lawrence Davis, a Senator from Tennessee; born on a farm near Greenville, Pitt County, N.C., July 4, 1861; attended the county schools and Greenville Academy, and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1883; took part in campaigns against the Apache Indians; professor of military science and tactics in the University of Tennessee at Knoxville 1891-1895, and graduated in law from that university in 1894; resigned his commission, was admitted to the bar in 1894, and commenced practice in Knoxville; volunteered in 1898 for service during the Spanish-American War, and was appointed colonel of the Sixth Regiment, United States Volunteer Infantry, which he recruited, trained, and took to Puerto Rico; was mustered out in 1899; engaged in the practice of law at Knoxville and later in manufacturing; brigadier general and inspector general of the National Guard of Tennessee 1902-1908; member, State house of representatives and served as speaker 1903-1905; was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1913; volunteered for service at the outbreak of the First World War and was commissioned brigadier general in command of all National Guard troops of Tennessee; later commissioned by President Woodrow Wilson as a brigadier general and assigned to the Fifty-ninth Brigade, Thirtieth Division; trained troops at Camp Sevier, Greenville, S.C.; fought in France and Belgium and was discharged in 1919; resumed newspaper pursuits; was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Vice President in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1925, until his death in a sanitarium at Strafford, Pa., on August 24, 1929; interment in Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.)
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