Charles Edward Snodgrass

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Charles Edward Snodgrass
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903
Preceded by Benton McMillin
Succeeded by Morgan C. Fitzpatrick
Personal details
Born December 28, 1866 (1866-12-28)
White County
Died August 4, 1936 (1936-08-05) (aged 69)
Crossville, Tennessee
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lola Adel Webb Snodgrass

Nell Vaughn Snodgrass Johnson Jonas Leslie Snodgrass

Robert Snodgrass

Lola Belle Snodgrass Taylor

Edgar Harvey Snodgrass

Elsie Virginia Snodgrass

Joyce Evans Snodgrass

Polly Robin Snodgrass

Charles Edward Snodgrass

Attorney politician


Charles Edward Snodgrass (December 28, 1866 – August 4, 1936) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 4th congressional district of Tennessee.


Snodgrass was born on December 28, 1866 near Sparta, Tennessee in White County, son of Thomas and Eliza Jane Evans Snodgrass. He attended the common schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He commenced practice in Crossville, Tennessee in 1888. He married Lola Adel Webb on June 30, 1889,[1] and they had nine children.


Elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses, Snodgrass served from March 4, 1899 to March 3, 1903,[2] and was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1902.

Snodgrass was a judge of the fifth judicial circuit of Tennessee. He was appointed and subsequently elected judge of the court of appeals upon the reorganization of that court and served from 1925 to 1934 when he retired to private life in Crossville, Tennessee.[3]


On August 4, 1936, Snodgrass died in Crossville at age 69 years, 219 days. He is interred at Crossville City Cemetery. He was the nephew of fellow Tennessee congressman Henry C. Snodgrass,[4] and father-in-law of World War I Medal of Honor recipient Milo Lemert.[5]

The building on the courthouse square in Crossville where Snodgrass and his son practiced law has been renamed in his honor.[5]


  1. ^ "Charles Edward Snodgrass". Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Charles Edward Snodgrass". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Charles Edward Snodgrass". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Charles Edward Snodgrass". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b B. Parsons, Plaque on the Snodgrass Law Office Building, 2010.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benton McMillin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903
Succeeded by
Morgan C. Fitzpatrick