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Alfred Moore Waddell

Alfred Moore Waddell, American congressman. member 42d to 45th Congresses (1871-1879), 3d, later 6th, North Carolina District.

Background

  • Waddell, Alfred Moore was born on September 16, 1834 in Hillsboro, North Carolina, United States. Son of Honorary Hugh and Susan H. (Moore) Waddell.

  • Education

    • University of North Carolina, 1851-1853, A.M., 1856 (Doctor of Laws, 1876).

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1854. In practice at Wilmington, North Carolina, since 1856. Clerk court of equity, 1858-1861.

      Delegate Conservative Convention, 1860, which nominated Bell and Everett. Editor Wilmington (North Carolina) Daily Herald, 1860-1861. Lieutenant colonel 3d North Carolina Cavalry, C.S.A., 1862-1864.

      Member 42d to 45th Congresses (1871-1879), 3d, later 6th, North Carolina District. Editor Charlotte Journal-Observer, 1881-1882. Presidential elector-at-large, 1888.

      Mayor of Wilmington, 1898-1905. Author: A Colonial Officer and His Times, 1891. Some Memories of My Life, 1908.

      History of New Hanover County, 1909. Home: Wilmington, North Carolina.

    Works

    • Author: A Colonial Officer and His Times, 1891. Some Memories of My Life, 1908. History of New Hanover County, 1909.

    Membership

    Member 42d to 45th Congresses (1871-1879), 3d, later 6th, North Carolina District.

    Connections

    • Married Julia Savage, 1857. Married second, Ellen Savage, 1878.
    • father: Honorary Hugh Waddell
    • mother: Susan H. (Moore) Waddell
    • spouses: Julia Savage
    • Ellen Savage
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    Born September 16, 1834
    Died 1912
    (aged 77)
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