BYRD, Adam Monroe, (1859 - 1912)


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BYRD, Adam Monroe, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Sumter County, Ala., July 6, 1859; moved to Neshoba County, Miss.; attended the common schools and Cooper Institute in Daleville; was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1884; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Miss.; superintendent of education for Neshoba County 1887-1889; member of the State senate 1889-1896; served in the State house of representatives in 1896 and 1897, when he resigned; prosecuting attorney for the tenth judicial district in 1897; judge of the sixth chancery district from 1897 until his resignation in 1903; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910; resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia, Miss.; died at Hot Springs, Ark., June 21, 1912; interment in Town Cemetery, Philadelphia, Miss.