LAWLER, Joab

1796–1838

Biography

LAWLER, Joab, a Representative from Alabama; born in Union County, N.C., June 12, 1796; moved with his father to Tennessee and thence, in 1815, to Mississippi Territory; attended the public schools; studied theology and was licensed to preach; moved to Mardisville, Ala., in 1820 and pursued his ministerial duties; member of the State house of representatives 1826-1831; served in the State senate 1831 and 1832; receiver of public moneys for the Coosa land district 1832-1835; treasurer of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa 1833-1836; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress; reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1835, until his death in Washington, D.C., on May 8, 1838; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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