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STALLINGS, Jesse Francis

STALLINGS, Jesse Francis
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1856–1928

Biography

STALLINGS, Jesse Francis, a Representative from Alabama; born near Manningham, Butler County, Ala., April 4, 1856; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1877; studied law at that university; was admitted to the bar in April 1880 and commenced practice in Greenville, Ala.; elected by the legislature of Alabama as solicitor for the second judicial circuit in November 1886 and served until his resignation in September 1892; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1901); was not a candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of his profession in Birmingham, Ala.; president of the Lincoln Reserve Life Insurance Co. 1912-1928: died in Birmingham, Ala., on March 18, 1928; interment in Elmwood 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 Joseph F. Johnston papes, 1847-1926, 3.5 cubic feet. Persons represented include J.F. Stallings.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1892-1916, 2 linear feet. The bulk of the papers of Jesse Francis Stallings concern Alabama politics, particularly Stallings's unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1906 and his activities as chairman of the state Democratic Party campaign committee in 1910. Other papers relate to personal matters and to the affairs of the Alabama Coal and Coke Company.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Jones, Allen W. "Political Reform and Party Factionalism in the Deep South: Alabama's 'Dead Shoes' Senatorial Primary of 1906." Alabama Review 26 (January 1973): 3-32.

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