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Josiah T. Settle

1850 - 1915

 
 
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By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
1. Josiah T. Settle Marker
Inscription. After a noted legal and legislative career in Mississippi, Settle came to Memphis in 1885. During the late 1880s, he served as Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Court of Shelby County, an appointment unprecedented for an African-American at that time. He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1892, 1900, 1904, and 1912. In 1906, Settle was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 158.)
 
Location. 35° 9.009′ N, 90° 3.018′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Poplar Avenue 0.2 miles east of N. Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 Poplar Avenue, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Congregation B'Nai Israel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former Criminal Courts Building (about 600 feet away); Casey Jones (about 600 feet away); Shelby County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Catholic Church
Josiah T. Settle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
2. Josiah T. Settle Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Josiah T. Settle - Memphis History. (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. African AmericansPolitics
 
Josiah T. Settle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
3. Josiah T. Settle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on May 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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