Richard Warner (Tennessee)

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Richard Warner (September 19, 1835 – March 4, 1915) was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee.

Richard Warner
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From 1882's Public Men of To-Day
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byJohn M. Bright
Succeeded bySamuel M. Fite
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1835-09-19)September 19, 1835
Chapel Hill, Tennessee
DiedMarch 4, 1915(1915-03-04) (aged 79)
Nashville, Tennessee
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materCumberland School of Law
Professionlawyer politician


Born near Chapel Hill, Tennessee, Warner attended the public schools and graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1858. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Lewisburg, Tennessee.


Warner served in the Confederate States Army from 1861-1865 and, after the end of the Civil War, returned to Lewisburg, Tennessee to resume the practice of law. He served as delegate to the convention that framed the new constitution of Tennessee in 1870 and served as member of the state house of representatives from 1879 to 1881.[1]

Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses, Warner served from March 4, 1881 to March 3, 1885.[2] He served as chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining (Forty-eighth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1884, and resumed the practice of law in Lewisburg, Tennessee.


Warner died in Nashville, Tennessee, March 4, 1915 and is interred at Warner Cemetery, near Chapel Hill, Tennessee.[3]


  1. ^ "Richard Warner". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Richard Warner". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Richard Warner". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 17 April 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John M. Bright
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
James D. Richardson