John E. McCall

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John Ethridge McCall
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
In office
January 17, 1905 – August 5, 1920
Appointed by Theodore Roosevelt
Preceded by Eli Shelby Hammond
Succeeded by John William Ross
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded by Benjamin A. Enloe
Succeeded by Thetus W. Sims
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born August 14, 1859 (1859-08-14)
Clarksburg, Tennessee
Died August 8, 1920 (1920-08-09) (aged 60)
Huntingdon, Tennessee
Citizenship  United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Adaline Timberlake McCall

Eddie McCall Grace McCall

Ruth McCall Williamson

John E. McCall
Alma mater University of Tennessee



John Ethridge McCall (August 14, 1859 – August 8, 1920) was an American politician of Irish descent and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 8th congressional district of Tennessee.


McCall was born in Clarksburg, Tennessee in Carroll County on August 14, 1859, son of Henry M. and Rebecca Frances Bowlin McCall. He attended public and private schools and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1881. He studied law under the direction of Judge Joe Hawkins in Huntingdon, Tennessee, was admitted to the bar in 1882, and commenced practice at Huntingdon. He married Mary Adaline Timberlake, and they had four children, Eddie, Grace, Ruth, and John.[1]


McCall as a Congressman in 1896.

Settling in Lexington, Tennessee in 1883 McCall continued the practice of law. He was an unsuccessful candidate for district attorney in 1886. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1887 to 1889, and a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888 and 1900. Appointed Assistant United States Attorney for western Tennessee in 1890, he resigned the office in 1891. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination as governor in 1892.[2]

McCall was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He served from March 4, 1895 to March 3, 1897,[3] but was not a successful candidate when he ran for re-election in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress.

In 1900, McCall was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee, and from 1902 until 1905, he was collector of internal revenue for the fifth district of Tennessee. Appointed United States district judge for the western district of Tennessee on January 17, 1905, he served until his death.


McCall died in Huntingdon, Tennessee on August 8, 1920. He is interred at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.[4]


  1. ^ "John E. McCall". Goodspeed Henderson County Biographical Sketches. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "John E. McCall". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "John E. McCall". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "John E. McCall". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin A. Enloe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thetus W. Sims
Legal offices
Preceded by
Eli Shelby Hammond
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Succeeded by
John William Ross