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Alexander Beaufort Meek

Alexander Beaufort Meek, American state legislator. member editorial staff Flag of the Union and Southern; member Alabama Legislature, 1853, Chairman of Commission on education, became speaker, 1859.

Background

  • Meek, Alexander Beaufort was born on July 17, 1814 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of Samuel Mills and Anna (McDowell) Meek.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the University Alabama, 1833.

    Career

    • Admitted to Alabama bar, 1835. Served as non-commissioned officer in Seminole War in Florida, 1836. Appointed attorney general Alabama, 1836.

      Appointed to fill out term as probate judge Tuscaloosa County (Alabama), 1842. With United States Treasury Detp., 1845-1847. Appointed United State Attorneys Southern district Alabama, 1847.

      Member editorial staff Flag of the Union and Southern. Contributor to The Southwest, 1840, Romantic Passages in Southwestern History, 1857. Member Alabama Legislature, 1853, Chairman of Commission on education, became speaker, 1859.

      Delegate to Charleston Secession Convention, 1860. Trustee U. Alabama, 1862-1864. Author lyrics, best known for “The Red Eagle” and “Balaklava;” contributor to Songs and Poems of the South, 1857.

      A Supplement to Aiken’s Digest of the Laws of Alabama, 1836-1841, 1841.

    Works

    • Author lyrics, best known for “The Red Eagle” and “Balaklava
    • ” contributor to Songs and Poems of the South, 1857. A Supplement to Aiken’s Digest of the Laws of Alabama, 1836-1841, 1841.

    Membership

    Member editorial staff Flag of the Union and Southern. Member Alabama Legislature, 1853, Chairman of Commission on education, became speaker, 1859.

    Connections

    • Married Emma Donaldson Slatter, 1856. Married second, Mistress.
    • father: Samuel Mills Meek
    • mother: Anna (McDowell) Meek
    • spouses: Emma Donaldson Slatter
    • Mistress
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    Died November 1, 1865
    (aged 51)
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