McLEMORE, Atkins Jefferson, (1857 - 1929)


McLEMORE, Atkins Jefferson, a Representative from Texas; born on a farm near Spring Hill, Maury County, Tenn., March 13, 1857; educated in the rural schools and by private tutors; moved to Texas in 1878; employed as a cowboy, printer, and newspaper reporter, and later as a miner in Colorado and Mexico; returned to Texas and settled in San Antonio and engaged principally in newspaper work; moved to Corpus Christi, Tex., in 1889, to Austin in 1895, and to Houston in 1911, where he engaged in the newspaper publishing business; member of the Texas house of representatives of 1892-1896; member of the board of aldermen of Austin, Tex., 1896-1898; secretary of the Democratic State executive committee 1900-1904; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; resumed the newspaper publishing business in Hebronville, Jim Hogg County, Tex., and resided in Laredo, Tex.; was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1928; died in Laredo, Tex., March 4, 1929; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Tex.