Adam M. Byrd

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Adam Monroe Byrd (July 6, 1859 – June 21, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

Born in Sumter County, Alabama, Byrd moved to Neshoba County, Mississippi. He attended the common schools and Cooper Institute in Daleville. He was graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1884. He was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Superintendent of education for Neshoba County 1887-1889. He served as member of the State senate 1889-1896. He served in the State house of representatives in 1896 and 1897, when he resigned. He served as prosecuting attorney for the tenth judicial district in 1897. He served as judge of the sixth chancery district from 1897 until his resignation in 1903.

Byrd was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910. He resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He died at Hot Springs, Arkansas, June 21, 1912. He was interred in Town Cemetery, Philadelphia, Mississippi. He is also honored by a secret society similar to a college fraternity that has been active since 1928 at the Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

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