William West Bond
|W. W. Bond|
|Bond pictured in the 60th General Assembly composite photo|
|Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
from the Haywood district
|Member of the Tennessee Senate
from the 21st district
|Speaker of the Tennessee Senate|
March 8, 1884|
|Died||May 9, 1975
|Spouse(s)||Rosa Montedonico (1916–1975; his death)|
Bond was born in 1884 in Brownsville to Judge John Rascoe and Jennie (née Taylor) Bond. He attended schools in Brownsville before attending Bethel College and Vanderbilt University, graduating from the latter in 1907 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He taught school and studied law at the Cumberland School of Law before opening up a law practice in Haywood County in 1910. Bond was elected as a Democrat to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1917 to represent Haywood County. He served in that capacity until 1921, when he was elected to the Tennessee Senate, this time representing Haywood and Fayette County (21st District). During his term in the senate, from 1921 to 1923, Bond was also selected to serve as speaker which he served until the completion of his term in 1923.
Bond married Rosa Montedonico of Italy on February 28, 1916. He had two children with her, Rosa, in 1918 and William West, Jr. in 1919. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and was active in the freemasons organization. Bond died in May 1975 in Brownsville and he is interred in Oakwood Cemetery in that same city. His wife, Rosa died in 1982.
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