John M. Bright Papers, . 1854-1911 (bulk 1871-1881)


John M. Bright Papers, . 1854-1911 (bulk 1871-1881)

John Morgan Bright (1817-1911) was a lawyer, Confederate officer, and Democratic United States representative from Tennessee, of Fayetteville, Tenn. This collection contains letters, legal documents, speeches, newspaper clippings, pictures, and account books. The correspondence chiefly consists of letters received by Bright while he was in Congress (1871-1881). The letters concern politics, interests of constituents, and the business of the Committee on Claims of which he was chairman. Most letters relate to pensions and Civil War damages. Other papers include family correspondence, manuscript speeches, articles written for the Fayetteville (Tenn.) on Biblical topics, and account books of domestic expenses and of the law firms of Bright and Bright and Bright and Sons. Observer

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

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 No...