Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Josiah T. Settle ~ 1850 - 1915

Marker ID: THC 4E 158
Location: 512 Beale Street, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 09.009    W 090° 03.018
  35.15015    -90.0503
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMEFEM


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.