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WILLIAM EMERSON BROCK (March 14, 1872 – August 5, 1950) was a Democratic United States Senator from Tennessee
Tennessee
from 1929 to 1931. (Later his grandson, William Emerson Brock
William Emerson Brock
III , was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a U.S. senator from Tennessee
Tennessee
.)

Brock was born in Davie County, North Carolina
North Carolina
, where he attended public school and engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1894. He then moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina
North Carolina
, and became a clerk in a general store .

From 1896 until 1901 he worked as a tobacco salesman . In 1909 he moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tennessee
. In Chattanooga, Brock became involved in candy manufacturing, and also had involvements in insurance and banking interests. He became a trustee of the former University of Chattanooga, now the University of Tennessee
Tennessee
at Chattanooga , Emory and Henry College , and also Martha Washington College .

On September 2, 1929, by the Governor of Tennessee
Tennessee
, Henry Hollis Horton , appointed Brock to the vacancy in the U.S. Senate caused by the death of Lawrence D. Tyson ; Horton had first offered the appointment to former Senator Luke Lea , who declined. On November 4, 1930, Brock was elected to the balance of this term. He did not run for the full six-year term that was on the ballot at the same time, and his service as a U.S. senator ended on March 3, 1931. He was succeeded by Cordell Hull
Cordell Hull
.

After leaving the Senate, Brock returned to his Chattanooga candy manufacturing business and remained involved in its operation until his death in 1950. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga.

REFERENCES

* United States Congress. " William Emerson Brock
William Emerson Brock
(id: B000850)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress . * William Emerson Brock
William Emerson Brock
at Find a Grave * William Emerson Brock
William Emerson Brock
(1872-1950) at Political Graveyard

U.S. SENATE

Preceded by Lawrence D. Tyson U.S. SENATOR (CLASS 2) FROM TENNESSEE 1929–1931 Served alongside: KENNETH D. MCKELLAR Succeeded by Cordell Hull
Cordell Hull

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United States Senators from Tennessee
Tennessee

CLASS 1

* Cocke * A. Jackson * Smith * J. Anderson * Campbell * Eaton * Grundy * Foster * Grundy * Nicholson * Foster * Turney * Jones * Johnson * Patterson * Brownlow * Johnson * Key * Bailey * H. Jackson * Whitthorne * Bate * Frazier * Lea * McKellar * Gore Sr. * Brock III * Sasser * Frist * Corker

CLASS 2

* Blount * J. Anderson * Cocke * Smith * Whiteside * Campbell * Wharton * Williams * A. Jackson * White * A. Anderson * Jarnagin * Bell * Nicholson * Fowler * Cooper * Harris * Turley * Carmack * Taylor * Sanders * Webb * Shields * Tyson * Brock I * Hull * Bachman * Berry * Stewart * Kefauver * Walters * Bass * Baker * Gore Jr. * Mathews * Thompson * Alexander

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Tennessee
Tennessee
's delegation(s) to the 71st United States Congress (ordered by seniority)

71ST SENATE : K. McKellar • L. Tyson † • W. Brock‡ †Tyson died in Aug. 1929; ‡Brock appointed to fill vacancy HOUSE : J. Byrns Sr. • H. Fisher • E. Davis • W. Taylor • C. Reece • G. Browning • C. Hull • S. McReynolds • E. Eslick • J. Cooper

This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

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* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 132943528 * LCCN : no2010132867 * US Congress : B000850

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