Bright, John M. (John Morgan), 1817-1911

John Morgan Bright (1817-1911) of Fayetteville, Tenn. began his career as a lawyer. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1847-1848. During the Civil War, he served as a Confederate general for Governor Isham G. Harris. From 1871-1881 he served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from Tennessee, after which he returned to his law practice.

From the guide to the John M. Bright Papers, ., 1854-1911, (bulk 1871-1881), (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)


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