WITHERSPOON, Samuel Andrew, (1855 - 1915)


WITHERSPOON, Samuel Andrew, a Representative from Mississippi; born near Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., May 4, 1855; attended the public schools; in 1872 moved with his mother to Oxford, Miss.; was graduated from the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1876; professor in the University of Mississippi 1876-1879; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss., the same year; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1911, until his death in Meridian, Miss., November 24, 1915; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.