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C. Bascom SLEMP

American C. Bascom SLEMP

born Campbell Bascom SLEMP

American politician

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on September 04, 1870 in Turkey Cove, Virginia, USA
Died: on August 07, 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA


Slemp was born at Turkey Cove, Virginia in Lee County to Colonel Campbell Slemp, a United States Representative from the 9th district of Virginia from 1903 to 1907.

He attended the public schools of rural Southwest Virginia at "The Seminary" in Turkey Cove. In 1887, Slemp entered the Corp of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia and graduated in 1891, he graduated with the highest grade point average in the school's history — a record that stands today. He also received the Jackson Medal for Most Distinguished Student four years in a row.

He subsequently studied law at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

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