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CLOPTON, David

CLOPTON, David
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1820–1892

Biography

CLOPTON, David, a Representative from Alabama; born in Putnam County, near Milledgeville, Ga., September 29, 1820; attended the county schools and Edenton (Ga.) Academy; was graduated from Randolph-Macon College, Boydton, Va., in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Milledgeville, Ga.; moved to Tuskegee, Ala., in 1844, and continued the practice of his profession; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1859, to January 21, 1861, when he withdrew; during the Civil War enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army in the Twelfth Alabama Infantry for one year; elected as a Representative to the First and Second Confederate Congresses and served from 1862 to 1864; appointed judge of the supreme court of Alabama October 30, 1884, and served until his death; died in Montgomery, Ala., February 5, 1892; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the Alabama Governor's Administrative Files, 1861-1863, 3 cubic feet. Correspondents include David Clopton. A container listing is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Alabama Governor's Pardons, paroles, and clemency files; 1862-1863, 0.2 cubic foot. Includes a petition for pardon of Robert Wynn signed by multiple individuals including David Clopton. A container listing is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Alabama Salt Commission Contracts, 1861-1864, 1 folder. Subjects covered include David Clopton. A container listing is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Long, Durward. "Alabama's Secession Commissioners." Civil War History 9 (March 1963): 55-66.

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