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Alfred Holt Colquitt

Alfred Holt Colquitt, senator, governor of Georgia. member United States House of Representatives from Georgia, 33d Congress, 1853-1855; member Georgia Legislature, 1859; member United States Senate from Georgia, 1883-1894.

Background

  • Colquitt, Alfred Holt was born on April 20, 1824 in Walton County, Georgia, United States. Son of Walter T. and Nancy (Lane) Colquitt.

  • Education

    • Graduate Princeton, 1844.

    Career

    • Admitted to Georgia bar, 1845. Served as major United States Army during Mexican War, 1846-1848. Member United States House of Representatives from Georgia, 33d Congress, 1853-1855.

      Member Georgia Legislature, 1859. Presidential elector-at-large, 1860. Delegate to Georgia Secession Convention, 1861.

      Commissioned brigadier general, then major general Confederate Army during Civil War. President Georgia Democratic Convention, 1870. Governor Georgia, 1876-1882.

      Member United States Senate from Georgia, 1883-1894.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Georgia, 33d Congress, 1853-1855. Member Georgia Legislature, 1859. Member United States Senate from Georgia, 1883-1894.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Tarver, May 1848. Married second, Sarah Tarver.
    • father: Walter T. Colquitt
    • mother: Nancy (Lane) Colquitt
    • spouses: Dorothy Tarver
    • Sarah Tarver.
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    Born April 20, 1824
    Died March 26, 1894
    (aged 69)
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