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Augustus Octavius Bacon

Augustus Octavius Bacon, American senator. member Georgia House of Representatives, 1870-1882, 92, 93 (speaker 1873-1882, except 1875-1876, when was speaker pro tem); member various coms. Regent Smithsonian Institution.

Background

  • Bacon, Augustus Octavius was born on October 20, 1839 in Bryan Company, Georgia, United States. Son of Review Augustus Octavius and Mary Louisa (Jones) Bacon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Georgia, 1859, Bachelor of Laws, 1860 (Doctor of Laws, 1909).

    Career

    • Adjunct 9th Georgia Regiment, C.S.A., and captain on general staff. In law practice at Macon, Georgia, since 1866. Presidential elector, 1868.

      Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1870-1882, 92, 93 (speaker 1873-1882, except 1875-1876, when was speaker pro tem). Frequently delegate to Democratic State convs. (president 1880); delegate-at-large Democratic National Convention, 1884.

      Several times candidate for Democratic nomination for government (within 1 vote of nomination, 1883, when equivalent to election). Elected United States senator, 1894, 1900, 1907. Chairman of Commission Engrossed Bills.

      Member various coms. Regent Smithsonian Institution. Trustee University of Georgia Home: Macon, Ga.

    Membership

    Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1870-1882, 92, 93 (speaker 1873-1882, except 1875-1876, when was speaker pro tem). Member various coms. Regent Smithsonian Institution.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Lamar, April.
    • father: Review Augustus Octavius Bacon
    • mother: Mary Louisa (Jones) Bacon
    • spouse: Virginia Lamar
    Augustus Bacon
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    Born October 20, 1839
    Died February 14, 1914
    (aged 74)
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    • 1859
      The University of Georgia
    • 1866
      lawyer
      Macon, Georgia, United States
    • 1894
      senator, United States Senate
      United States
    • 1900
      president pro tempore, United States Senate
      United States

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