Charles Ready

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Charles Ready
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1859
Preceded by George W. Jones
Succeeded by Robert H. Hatton
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1802-12-22)December 22, 1802
Readyville, Tennessee
Died June 4, 1878(1878-06-04) (aged 75)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Political party


American Party
Spouse(s) Martha Alvoid Strong Ready
Children Charles E. Ready
Aaron R. Ready
Mary Emma Ready Cheatham
Charles E. Horace Ready
Martha Ready Williamson
Cora Alice Ready
Ella Love Ready Jordan
Alma mater Greeneville College



Charles Ready (December 22, 1802 – June 4, 1878) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 5th congressional district.


Ready was born in Readyville in Rutherford County, now called Cannon County, on December 22, 1802. He attended the common schools and graduated from Greeneville College in Tennessee. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1825, and commenced practice in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.[1] He was married to Martha Alvoid Strong on May 19, 1825 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Their children were Charles, Aaron, Mary Emma, Horace, Martha (Mattie), (Cora) Alice, and Ella Love [2]


In 1835, Ready was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and re-elected as a member of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses. He served from March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1859.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress, and resumed the practice of law.


Ready died in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on June 4, 1878 (age 75 years, 164 days). He is interred at Evergreen Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ "Charles Ready". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Charles Ready". Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Charles Ready". Govtrack US Cgongress. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Charles Ready". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert H. Hatton