Stephen M. Sparkman
|Member of the United States House of Representatives|
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1917
|Constituency||Florida's 1st congressional district|
Stephen Milancthon Sparkman
July 29, 1849
Hernando County, Florida
|Died||September 26, 1929 (aged 80)|
He served as state's attorney for the sixth judicial circuit from 1878 to 1887. He declined the position of circuit judge for the sixth judicial circuit in 1888 and also the appointment of associate justice of the supreme court of the State in 1891. He served as member of the county Democratic executive committee 1890-1894 and served as chairman in 1890 and 1891. He served as member of the State Democratic executive committee 1892-1896, serving as chairman. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892.
Sparkman was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1917). He served as chairman of the Committee on Rivers and Harbors (Sixty-second through Sixty-fourth Congresses). He did not seek renomination in 1916. He resumed the practice of law in Tampa, Florida. He served as president of the board of port commissioners until 1920.
- United States Congress. "Stephen M. Sparkman (id: S000702)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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