EVERETT, Robert William, (1839 - 1915)


EVERETT, Robert William, a Representative from Georgia; born near Hayneville, Houston County, Ga., March 3, 1839; attended the village schools and Hayneville Academy; was graduated from Mercer University, Macon, Ga., in 1859; taught school in Polk and Houston Counties for two years; entered the Confederate Army as a sergeant in Captain Gartrell’s company, Gen. N.B. Forrest’s escort squadron, and served until the close of the Civil War; again engaged in teaching school in Houston County and also in Cedartown, Ga., until 1872, when he abandoned the profession for agricultural pursuits; commissioner of roads and revenue of Polk County 1875-1880; member of the Board of Education of Polk County 1880-1891 and served as president of the board 1882-1891; member of the State house of representatives 1882-1885; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed agricultural pursuits; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1898 and 1899; lived in retirement until his death in Rockmart, Polk County, Ga., on February 27, 1915; interment in Cedartown Cemetery, Cedartown, Ga.