Frederick Perry STANTON, Congress, TN (1814-1894)


STANTON, Frederick Perry, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Alexandria, Va., December 22, 1814; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Columbian College (now George Washington University), Washington, D.C., in 1833; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Memphis, Tenn.; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1855); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses), Committee on the Judiciary (Thirty-third Congress); Governor of Kansas Territory 1858-1861; moved to Virginia and subsequently settled in Florida; died in Stanton, Fla., June 4, 1894; interment in South Lake Weir Cemetery, South Lake Weir, Fla.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present