Herron C. Pearson

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Herron Carney Pearson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byGordon Browning
Succeeded byW. Wirt Courtney
Personal details
BornJuly 31, 1890 (1890-07-31)
Taylor, Texas
DiedApril 24, 1953 (1953-04-25) (aged 62)
Jackson, Tennessee
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Evelyn Pearcy Pearson
Alma materUnion University Cumberland School of Law



Herron Carney Pearson (July 31, 1890 – April 24, 1953) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from Tennessee.


Born in Taylor, Texas, Pearson was son of John Lafayette and Annie (Herron) Pearson. He moved to Jackson, Tennessee, in 1891, attended the public and high schools, and graduated from Union University, Jackson, Tennessee, in 1910 and from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1912. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Jackson, Tennessee.


Pearson served as municipal judge of the city of Jackson, Tennessee, in 1915, and as City attorney of Jackson, Tennessee from 1920 to 1923.[1] He married Evelyn Pearcy on June 23, 1915.

Elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses Pearson served from January 3, 1935 to January 3, 1943.[2] Not a candidate for renomination in 1942, he resumed the practice of law.


Pearson died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, on April 24, 1953 (age 62 years, 267 days). He is interred at Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, Tennessee.[3]


  1. ^ "Herron C. Pearson". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Herron C. Pearson". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Herron C. Pearson". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 7 May 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gordon Browning
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
W. Wirt Courtney