John W. Gaines
- This article is about the U.S. Congressman from Tennessee. For the Governor of Oregon Territory, see John P. Gaines.
|John Wesley Gaines|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 6th district
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1909
|Born||August 24, 1860
|Died||July 4, 1926 (aged 65)
|Alma mater||University of Nashville|
Gaines was born in Wrecoe, near Nashville, Tennessee in Davidson County, son of John and Maria Wair Gaines. He attended private and public schools, in which he also taught. He studied law at home, studied medicine, and graduated from the University of Nashville. He graduated from the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1882. He never practiced medicine, but the day after graduation he resumed the study of law. He was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Nashville in 1885.
Elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and the five succeeding Congresses, Gaines served from March 4, 1897 to March 3, 1909. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress. He continued to practice law in Nashville, Tennessee.
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