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American Alfred H. COLQUITT

born Alfred Holt COLQUITT

American lawyer, preacher, soldier, 49th Governor of Georgia and two term U.S. Senator from Georgia

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on April 20, 1824 in Monroe, Georgia, USA
Died: on March 26, 1894 in Washington, D.C., USA


Colquitt was born in Monroe, Georgia. His father, Walter T. Colquitt was a United States Representative and Senator from Georgia. Alfred graduated from Princeton College in 1844, studied law and passed his bar examination in 1846. He began practicing law in Monroe. During the Mexican-American War, he served in the United States Army at the rank of major. After the war, Colquitt was elected as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1853 to 1855. He then served in the Georgia state legislature. Colquitt was a delegate to The Georgia Secession Convention of 1861—voting in favor of secession and signing Georgia's Ordinance of Secession on January 19, 1861.

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