James M. HARTLEY (1850-1920)
HOUSE, 55th General Assembly, 1907-09; representing Roane County; Republican. Born in Tennessee, exact place not stated, Jul 15, 1850; son of James M. and Roxanna (LOWE) HARTLEY. Attended public schools of Roane County; studied law while serving as circuit court clerk and admitted to bar, 1890. Married in 1870, M.B. LOWERY, daughter of Rev. W.P. LOWERY; son child--Ada. Began career as clerk in a store; bought interest in store and remained ten years; railway postal clerk six years; practiced law at Kingston, Roane County, from 1890. Clerk of circuit court eight years; justice of the peace, mayor of Kingston. Chairman, 1908, of county Republican Executive Committee. Member Methodist Episcopal Church; Free and Accepted Masons. Died at Kingston Aug. 3, 1920. Buried in Kingston Cemetery.
Sources: Rockwood Times, May 25, 1893; Oct. 22, 1908; Feb. 9, 1928; Kingston Chronicle, July 7, 1955; Hale and Merritt, Tennessee and Tennesseans, 2615; Tenn. Vital Statistics, Death Certificate 55-351.
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County; Tennessee State Library and Archives.