William Charles Salmon

William Charles Salmon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Preceded byClarence W. Turner
Succeeded byEdward E. Eslick
Personal details
BornApril 3, 1868 (1868-04-03)
Henry County
DiedMay 13, 1925 (1925-05-14) (aged 57)
Washington, D.C.
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materValparaiso University Cumberland University




Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Battles/warsWorld War I

William Charles Salmon (April 3, 1868 – May 13, 1925) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 7th congressional district of Tennessee.


Born on April 3, 1868 near Paris, Tennessee in Henry County, Salmon attended the public schools, Edgewood Normal School, and Valparaiso University at Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated in law from Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tennessee in 1897. He was admitted to the bar the same year, and he commenced practice in Columbia, Tennessee in Maury County.


Salmon taught in public and private schools for six years and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as special circuit judge of the eleventh judicial circuit of Tennessee in 1908. He was president of the Columbia Board of Education from 1908 to 1922. He commanded an Artillery battery during World War I.[1]

Elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress, serving from March 4, 1923 to March 3, 1925.[2]


Salmon died on May 13, 1925 (age 57 years, 40 days) in Washington, D.C., and is interred at Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia, Tennessee.[3]


  1. ^ "William C. Salmon". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  2. ^ "William C. Salmon". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  3. ^ "William C. Salmon". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 6 May 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clarence W. Turner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward E. Eslick