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Alexander Beaufort Meek

state legislator

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