Lea, Luke, 1879-1945

American politician

Luke Lea was an American attorney, politician and newspaper publisher. A Democrat, he was most notable for his service as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1911 to 1917. Lea was the longtime publisher of The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville, and a United States Army veteran of World War I. In 1919 he led an unauthorized and unsuccessful attempt to kidnap the recently exiled German Kaiser Wilhelm II. (Source: Wikipedia)

April 12, 1879
November 18, 1945
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  • United States. Congress. Senate. (1911-1917)
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