SETTLE, Thomas, (1865 - 1919)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

SETTLE, Thomas, (grandson of Thomas Settle [1789-1857]), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Wentworth, Rockingham County, N.C., March 10, 1865; attended the public schools and Georgetown College, District of Columbia; studied law in Greensboro, N.C.; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice at Wentworth, N.C.; solicitor of the ninth judicial district 1886-1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Fifty-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Asheville, N.C.; appointed by the Department of Justice as special attorney to the United States Court of Customs in New York City in 1909, and served in that capacity until 1910; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of North Carolina in 1912; died in Asheville, N.C., January 20, 1919; interment in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C.