William Henry Fleming

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William Henry Fleming.

William Henry Fleming (October 18, 1856 – June 9, 1944) was an American politician and lawyer from the US state of Georgia.

Fleming was born in Augusta, Georgia. He attended Summerville Academy and Academy of Richmond County and the University of Georgia in Athens where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Literary Society. After graduation in 1874, Fleming served as the superintendent of the Augusta and Richmond County, Georgia public schools from 1877 until his resignation in 1880. He studied law, gained admittance to the state bar in 1880 and began practicing law in Augusta.

From 1888 to 1896, Fleming served in the Georgia House of Representatives and was that body's speaker in 1894 and 1895. He was also the president of the Georgia State Bar Association in 1895.[1] In 1896, Fleming was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives representing Georgia's 10th congressional district in the 55th United States Congress. He was reelected to two additional terms in that seat (56th and 57th Congresses) before losing his reelection campaign for the 58th Congress in 1902. In total, Fleming's U.S. congressional service took place from March 4, 1897, until March 3, 1903. He returned to practicing law. Fleming died in Augusta on June 9, 1944 and was buried in that city's Summerville Cemetery.

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  1. ^ "Georgia Bar Association Past Presidents". gabar.org. Retrieved November 25, 2008. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James C. C. Black
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1903
Succeeded by
Thomas W. Hardwick