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Henry R. Gibson

Congressman - lawyer; born on Kent Island, Queen Anne's Co., Md., 1837; grad. Hobart Coll., Geneva, N. Y., 1862, (LL.D., 1892); served in commissary dept. Union army, 1863-5; studies at Albany, N. Y., Law School; admitted to N. Y. bar, Dec. 1865; practiced Knoxville, Tenn., and Jacksboro, Tenn., 1866-8; apptd. comm'r. of claims, 1868, by Gov. Brownlow; delegate to Constitutional convention of 1870; member State senate, 1871-2; Republican nominee for Presidential elector, 1872 and 1880; member Tenn. legislature, 1875-6; resumed practice in Knoxville, 1876; founded Knoxville Republican, 1879, and became its editor; postoffice inspector, 1881; editor Knoxville Daily Chronicle, 1882; U. S. pension agt. for Southern dist., 1883; chancellor 2d chancery div. of Tenn., 1886-1894; member Congress since 1895 from 2d Tenn. dist.; present term expires, 1901; married, 1863, Frances M. Reed, Brooklyn.  Author: Suits in Chancery.  Home: Knoxville, Tenn.  Source: John W. Leonard, editor, Who's Who in America, volume I (Chicago, Illinois, A. N. Marquis & Company, 1899), 268.

Henry Morgan Green

Physician, surgeon; born at Adairsville, Ga., Aug. 26, 1876; son of James W. and Antinette (Shaw) Green; prep. edn. Knoxville (Tenn.) College; student Harvey Medical College, 1896-9; special course in bacteriology, pathology and surgery, Post Graduate Medical College, Chicago, Ill., 1899-1900; M. D., Knoxville Medical College, 1901; post-graduate work at Illinois Medical College, 1906, and Edinburgh, Scotland, Vienna Austria, 1912, New York Post-Graduate Hospital, 1913; married Emma Louise Maynadr, of Knoxville, Oct. 11, 1904.  Practiced in Knoxville since 1901; founded East End Infirmary, 1905; surgeon-in-chief of Eliza B. Wallace Memorial Hospital, 1909; assistant surgeon Knoxville, Sevierville & Eastern R. R., since 1909.  Was secretary-treas. Knoxville Medical College, 1902-10; president of colored dept. Appilachian Exposition, 1910-11; now president East Tennessee Nurse Training Institute; secretary-treas. Colored Coal Co.; secretary City Real Estate Co., Trustee Roger Williams Univ., Republican; was alderman 2 terms, 1908-12.  Baptist.  Member National Medical Assn., Volunteer State Medical Society, Tennessee State Medical Assn. (president 1911-12), East Tenn. Medical and Surgical Society (pres. 1912).  Mason; member Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Golden Cross of North America.  Clubs: Colored Business Men's and Home Makers.  Contributor to Journal of National Medical Assn., and other publications.  Home: 518 E. Vine St.  Office: 108 E. Vine St., Knoxville, Tenn.  Source: Frank Lincoln Mather, editor, Who's Who of the Colored Race, volume 1 (Chicago, Illinois: Frank Lincoln Mather, 1915), 156.


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