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Lawyer

Robert Burns Lindsay, British lawyer. member State senate, 1857.

Background

Lindsay, Robert Burns was born on July 4, 1824 in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Son of John and Elizabeth Lindsay.

Education

Educated University of St. Andrews, emigrated to the United States at 20. Settled in North Carolina. Took charge academic for young mentor Went to Tuscumbia, Alabama, 1849.

Studied law; admitted to bar in Alabama.

Career

John Anthony Winston, 1854. Elected to legislature, 1853. Member State senate, 1857.

Presidential elector, selected by Alabama State Democratic Convention, 1860. Refused to support Breckenridge and became an elector on the Douglas ticket. Elected State senate, 1866.

Governor Alabama, 1870-1871. Elected by Democratic Conservative party. Home: Tuscumbia, Ala.

Membership

Member State senate, 1857.

Connections

Married Sarah Miller, sister Governor.

father:
John Lindsay

mother:
Elizabeth Lindsay

spouse:
Sarah Miller