1858 -1914Born a slave in Madison County, Samuel McElwee began teaching school in Haywood County at the age of 16. In 1882, he was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives and one year later was graduated from Fisk University. The only African American elected from Haywood County, Samuel McElwee served three successive terms in the legislature, promoting uniform education and justice. In 1884 and 1888, he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. McElwee moved to Nashville 1888 after he was defeated for reelection by force of arms.
|Marker Number||3A 163|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 3:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 517675 N 4002413|
|Decimal Degrees||36.16631667, -86.80346667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 9.979', W 86° 48.208'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 9' 58.74" N, 86° 48' 12.48" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1701-1751 Jackson St, Nashville TN 37208, US|
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