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Biographical Sketches: M Surnames

William Gibbs McAdoo

McAdoo, William Gibbs, soldier, lawyer, jurist, legislator, author, poet, was born April 4, 1820, near Knoxville, Tenn.  He was elected to the legislature of Tennessee; and the following year led a company from Tennessee in the Mexican War.  In 1851 he was elected attorney general of the Knoxville judicial district of Tennessee.  After the Civil War he became county judge of Baldwin county, Ga.; and for nine years filled the chair of history and English literature.  He is the author of Elementary Geology of Tennessee; and a volume of poems.  He died in Knoxville, Tenn.  Source: Thomas William Herringshaw, editor, Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography, volume IV (Chicago, Illinois: American Publishers' Association, 1909), 80.

Alexander McMillan

Real estate and loans; born Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 9, 1859; son of Alexander and Margaret (Alexander) McMillan; ed. Univ. of Tenn., Knoxville, Tenn., 1882; quit coll. in senior yr. to go into business; apptd. Supreme Court clerk, State of Tenn., Nov. 20, 1893, and served 6 yrs.; re-apptd. Nov. 20, 1899, for 6 yrs., which he holds in addition to regular business; married Carrie Sinclair, daughter of Gen. Alvin C. Gillem of U. S. A.; Democrat. Residence: 1221 White Av.  Office: 307 W. Clinch Av., Knoxville, Tenn.  Source: John W. Leonard, editor, Who's Who in America, volume II (Chicago, Illinois, A. N. Marquis & Company, 1901), 737.

Rufus Adison Mynatt

Rufus Adison Mynatt, Atty.-Gen. of Knox Co., Tenn.; born Union Co., Tenn., Dec. 21, 1871; Scotch-Irish descent; son of James A. and Melvina (Alley) Mynatt; educated in local schools of Knox Co., Tenn.; began his business career as school teacher; taught school in Knox Co., 1892-3, moved to Knoxville, Tenn., 1895, and studied law in office of his brother E. F. Mynatt, former Atty.-Gen. of Knox Co. Tenn.; married Noila Brock; in 1896 was member of Tenn. Legislature (lower house); 1897 assist. Atty-Gen. of Knox and Sevier Cos.; 1906 elected Magistrate; 1910 elected Atty.-Gen. of Knox and Sevier Cos., Tenn., and is the present incumbent; member of Methodist church, South.  Source: Who's Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseeans of To-Day (Memphis, Paul & Douglass Company, 1911), 227.


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