Presley T. Glass

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Presley Thornton Glass
Presley T Glass.jpg
1887 photo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
Preceded by Rice A. Pierce
Succeeded by Rice A. Pierce
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born October 18, 1824 (1824-10-18)
Halifax County
Died October 9, 1902 (1902-10-10) (aged 77)
Ripley, Tennessee
Citizenship United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sarah C. Partee Glass

Hiram D. Glass

James Nelson Glass
Alma mater Lexington (Kentucky) Law School
Profession Attorney
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America Confederate States of America
Service/branch Confederate States Army
Rank Major
Battles/wars American Civil War

Presley Thornton Glass (October 18, 1824 – October 9, 1902) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 9th congressional district of Tennessee.


Glass was born on October 18, 1824 in Houston, Virginia in Halifax County son of Dudley and Nancy Carr Glass. In 1828, he moved with his parents to Weakley County, Tennessee where he attended Dresden Academy. He was elected colonel of militia when he was eighteen years of age. He studied law, attended one course at Lexington (Kentucky) Law School. He married Sarah C. Partee on December 20, 1848. They had two children, Hiram D. and James Nelson.[1]


Glass was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in Ripley, Tennessee. He served in the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1848 and again in 1882.

During the Civil War, Glass served as commissary with the rank of major in the Confederate service.[2]

Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses, Glass served from March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1889.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888.


Glass died in Ripley, Tennessee on October 9, 1902 (77 years, 356 days). He is interred at Maplewood Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ "Presley T. Glass". Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Presley T. Glass". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Presley T. Glass". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Presley T. Glass". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 22 April 2013.

External links[edit]

Presley T. Glass at Find a Grave

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rice A. Pierce
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Rice A. Pierce