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Adam Monroe Byrd (July 6, 1859 – June 21, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

Adam M. Byrd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911
Preceded byJohn S. Williams
Succeeded bySamuel A. Witherspoon
Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
In office
1896-1897
Member of the Mississippi Senate
In office
1889-1896
Personal details
Born
Adam Monroe Byrd

(1859-07-06)July 6, 1859
Sumter County, Alabama
DiedJune 21, 1912(1912-06-21) (aged 52)
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Political partyDemocratic
Alma mater
OccupationLawyer

Born in Sumter County, Alabama, Byrd moved to Neshoba County, Mississippi. He attended the common schools and Cooper Institute in Daleville, Mississippi. He graduated from the Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1884. He was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He served as superintendent of education for Neshoba County from 1887–1889. He served as a member of the State senate from 1889–1896. He served in the State house of representatives in 1896 and 1897, when he resigned. He served as prosecuting attorney for the tenth judicial district in 1897. He served as judge of the sixth chancery district from 1897 until his resignation in 1903.

Byrd was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910. After his time in Congress, he resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He died at Hot Springs, Arkansas on June 21, 1912. He was interred in Town Cemetery in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He is also honored by a secret society, similar to a college fraternity, that has been active since 1928 at the Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia, Mississippi.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Adam M. Byrd (id: B001207)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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