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ALFORD, Julius Caesar



ALFORD, Julius Caesar, a Representative from Georgia; born in Greensboro, Ga., May 10, 1799; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lagrange, Ga.; also engaged in planting; member of the State house of representatives; commanded a company in the Creek War of 1836; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George W. B. Towns and served from January 2 to March 3, 1837; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1839, to October 1, 1841, when he resigned; moved to Tuskegee, Ala., and subsequently settled near Montgomery, Ala.; delegate to the Union convention at Montgomery in 1852; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1855 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; member of the secession convention in 1861; died on his plantation near Montgomery, Ala., January 1, 1863; interment in the family cemetery on his estate near Montgomery.

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

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Georgia Department of Archives and History

Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names. File is primarily incoming correspondence to the Governor of Georgia. Finding aid in repository.
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