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SLOSS, Joseph Humphrey

1826–1911

Biography

SLOSS, Joseph Humphrey, a Representative from Alabama; born in Somerville, Ala., October 12, 1826; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in St. Louis, Mo.; moved to Edwardsville, Ill., in 1849; member of the Illinois State house of representatives in 1858 and 1859; returned to Alabama; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army; mayor of Tuscumbia, Ala.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; appointed United States marshal for the northern district of Alabama February 10, 1877, and served until September 6, 1882; clerk of the Federal court at Huntsville, Ala.; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Huntsville; moved to Memphis, Tenn., where he died January 27, 1911; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala.

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 Charles Carter Langdon papers, 1871-1880, 1 folder. The papers include a letter, 1876 May 8, from Joseph H. Sloss in Tuscumbia, Ala. to Charles Carter Langdon in Mobile, in which he asks Carter Langdon to run as an independent candidate in the next gubernatorial election. Joseph Sloss is critical of the Governor George S. Houston administration.
Papers: In the South and North Alabama Railroad Company records, 1858-1913, 0.5 linear foot. Subjects include Joseph Humphrey Sloss.
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