Samuel Alexander BREAZEALE (1865-1927)
SENATE, 63rd, 64th, and 65th General Assemblies, 1923-Nov. 24, 1927; representing counties of Roane, Anderson, Bradley, and McMinn; Republican. Born in Roane County June 26, 1865; son of Thomas B. and Jane (YOUNG) BREAZEALE. After public schools of Roane County, attended Friendsville Academy, Blount County; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knox County; read law and admitted to bar, 1892. Married Jan. 18, 1905, to Lou Baird RALSTON, daughter of John and Sally RALSTON of Kentucky; no children. Began practice of law at Kingston, but in 1903 removed to Harriman, both in Roane County; edited, 1905, Kingston East Tennessean. County attorney, 1904-06; chairman county high school board, 1921; chairman Republican County Executive Committee. Member election commission, 1912. No military record but during World War I served as food administrator for Roane County and was chairman of county's council of defense. A deacon in Christian church; Free and Accepted Masons; Knights Templar; Order of the Mystic Shrine; Knights of Pythias; Indexpendent Order of Odd Fellows; American and Roane County bar assn's. Died at Knoxville Nov. 24, 1927; buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Harriman.
Sources: Rockwood Times Republican, June 21, 1898; Rockwood Times, Jan. 14, 1904; Jan. 26, Apr. 13, Aug. 3, 1905; Feb. 29, 1912; Jan. 10, Apr. 7, 1921; Nov. 13, 1924; Dec. 1, 1927; Nashville Tennesseean, Jan. 4, 1925; Anderson County News, Dec. 3, 1927; Wells, History of Roane County, 143; Hale and Merritt, Tennessee and Tennesseans, 2542; Moore and Foster, Tennessee, The Volunteer State, II, 580; Tenn. Vital Statistics, Death Certificate 24655.
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archives.