McKINLEY, John (1780-1852)
Bio: McKINLEY, John, a Senator and a Representative from Alabama; born in Culpeper County, Va., May 1, 1780; moved to Kentucky; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of his profession in Louisville, Ky.; moved to Huntsville, Madison County, Ala.; member, State house of representatives 1820-1822; elected as a Jacksonian to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Chambers and served from November 27, 1826, to March 3, 1831; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1830; member, State legislature 1831; moved to Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala.; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); did not seek reelection; again a member of the State legislature; again elected to the United States Senate, as a Democrat, for the term beginning March 4, 1837, but resigned April 22, 1837, before qualifying; appointed by President Martin Van Buren as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in April 1837, and served until his death in Louisville, Ky., July 19, 1852; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery.
MOORE, Gabriel (1785-1845)
Bio: MOORE, Gabriel, a Representative and a Senator from Alabama; born in Stokes County, N.C., around 1785; pursued an academic course and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1810; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Huntsville, Mississippi Territory; member, Mississippi and then Alabama Territorial house of representatives and served as speaker in 1817; delegate to the Alabama State constitutional convention in 1819; member, Alabama State senate 1819-1820, and served as speaker in 1820; elected to the Seventeenth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1829); was not a candidate for renomination in 1828; Governor of Alabama 1829-1831; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1831, to March 3, 1837; chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Twenty-second through Twenty-fourth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; moved to Caddo, Tex., in 1843, where he died in 1845; interment in Moore Family Cemetery, Caddo, Wilson County, Tex.
MORGAN, John Tyler (1824-1907)
Bio: MORGAN, John Tyler, a Senator from Alabama; born in Athens, McMinn County, Tenn., June 20, 1824; moved with his parents to Alabama in 1833 and settled in Calhoun County; attended frontier schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Talladega, Ala.; moved to Dallas County, Ala., in 1855 and resumed the practice of law in Selma and Cahaba; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1860; delegate from Dallas County to the State convention of 1861 which passed the ordinance of secession; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861 and rose to brigadier general; after the war resumed the practice of law in Selma, Ala.; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1876; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1876; reelected in 1882, 1888, 1894, 1900, and 1906, and served from March 4, 1877, until his death; chairman, Committee on Rules (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Fifty-third Congress), Committee on Interoceanic Canals (Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Public Health and National Quarantine (Fifty-ninth Congress); died in Washington, D.C., June 11, 1907; interment in Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Dallas County, Ala.