28 Mayıs 2015 Perşembe

alabama senators

GOLDTHWAITE, George (1809-1879)

Bio: GOLDTHWAITE, George, a Senator from Alabama; born in Boston, Mass., December 10, 1809; attended the public schools; studied at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1823-1826; moved to Alabama in 1826; studied law; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Monticello, Pike County, Ala.; judge of the circuit court 1843-1852; associate justice of the State supreme court 1852-1856; appointed chief justice in 1856, but resigned, and resumed the practice of law; served as adjutant general of Alabama during the Civil War; elected judge of the circuit court in 1868, but was disqualified from serving; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1871, to March 3, 1877; was not a candidate for reelection; retired from public life; died in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 1879, interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
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GRAVES, Dixie Bibb (1882-1965)

Bio: GRAVES, Dixie Bibb, a Senator from Alabama; born Dixie Bibb on a plantation near Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., July 26, 1882; attended the public schools; civic leader; trustee of Alabama Boys’ Industrial School, Birmingham, Ala.; president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy 1915-1917; active in the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs, and the women’s suffrage movement; appointed on August 20, 1937, as a Democrat by her husband, Governor Bibb Graves, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hugo L. Black and served from August 20, 1937, until her resignation on January 10, 1938; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; retired from public life; died in Montgomery, Ala., January 21, 1965; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
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