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Zachary David Massey (November 14, 1864 – July 13, 1923) was an American politician that represented the 1st congressional district of Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives.

Zachary David Massey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st district
In office
November 8, 1910 – March 3, 1911
Preceded byWalter P. Brownlow
Succeeded bySam R. Sells
Member of the Tennessee Senate
In office
Personal details
BornNovember 14, 1864 (1864-11-14)
Marshall, North Carolina
DiedJuly 13, 1923 (1923-07-14) (aged 58)
Sevierville, Tennessee
Citizenship United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sally Josephine Mullendore Massey
ChildrenBeulah Massey

Roy Hardee Massey

Blanche Massey

Constance "Cleo" Massey

Juanita Massey

Robert Massey
Alma materLouisville (Kentucky) Medical College




Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Rankassistant surgeon
Unit6th U.S. Volunteer Infantry
Battles/warsSpanish–American War


Massey was born on November 14, 1864 in Marshall, North Carolina son of Robert Hardy and Tempa Arena Brown Massey. He attended the public schools.


Massey taught in the public schools of Marshall from 1882 to 1886. He married Sally Josephine Mullendore on November 25, 1886, and they had six children, Beulah, Roy, Blanche, Constance, Juanita, and Robert.[1] He studied medicine in the Louisville (Kentucky) Medical College and commenced the practice of his profession in Wears Valley, Tennessee in 1889. He moved to Sevierville, Tennessee in Sevier County in 1890.

During the Spanish–American War, Massey served as an assistant surgeon with The Sixth Regiment, United States Volunteer Infantry, also known as the "Sixth Immunes." The unit served its term of service in the continental U.S. and in Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1899.[2]

After Massey was the postmaster of Sevierville from 1899 to 1904; he then was a member of the Tennessee Senate from 1904 to 1906.[3]

Massey was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Walter P. Brownlow. He served from November 8, 1910 to March 3, 1911,[4] but he was not a candidate for renomination in 1910. He resumed the practice of medicine and also engaged in the real estate business.


On July 13, 1923, Massey died in Sevierville, Tennessee. He is interred at Shiloh Cemetery.[5]


  1. ^ "Zachary D. Massey". Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Zachary D. Massey". Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Zachary D. Massey". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Zachary D. Massey". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Zachary D. Massey". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2 May 2013.

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