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Subject/Title:
Jones, Dr. William Palmer
Artist:Cooper, Washington
Date Created:ca. 1854
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:34 X 49 (original)
Image Dimensions:30 X 25
Materials/Media:oil on fabric
Date Documented:2007
Condition:Excellent

Description:Well-dressed gentleman with beard, in oval frame
History of Work:Descended through Caldwell, Wheeler, Gant families
Notes:Born Oct. 17, 1819 in Adair County, KY; Moved to Nashville in 1849; Johnson, while Military Governor, appointed him Head of Tennessee Hospital for the Insane in 1862. He was a Baptist Whig, President of City Council in 1862; State Senate 1873. Pioneered free public schools in Nashville. Championed Roger Williams School for Negroes (where Peabody is). Postmaster 1877-89. President of Tennessee Baptist Convention (only layman to so serve).

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