HALE, William Thomas

City: Nashville

HALE, William Thomas, journalist and author; born Liberty, Tenn., February 1, 1857; son of C. W. L. and Laura Malissa (Overall) HALE; educated at Liberty, Tenn.; began his career as an attorney at law; married Lula LEWIS, April 6, 1876; Democrat; engaged in the practice of law at Liberty and Lebanon, Tenn., 1886-95; became Associate Editor the Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn., in 1895; afterward served on the editorial staff of the St. Louis, Mo., Post Dispatch, Nashville, Tenn., American, Nashville Daily News, Knoxville (Tenn.) Daily Sentinel and Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian; has contributed much to periodicals north and south, has also published six books, poetical and historical; in addition to literary work, now conducts the Agricultural Department of the Nashville (Tenn.) Banner; owns a fruit and hog farm near Nashville, Tenn.

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