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BLACKMON, Fred Leonard

BLACKMON, Fred Leonard
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1873–1921

Biography

BLACKMON, Fred Leonard, a Representative from Alabama; born at Lime Branch, Polk County, Ga., September 15, 1873; moved with his parents to Calhoun County, Ala., in 1883; attended the public schools in Dearmanville and Choccolocco, the State normal college at Jacksonville, Ala., Douglasville (Ga.) College, and Mountain City Business College, Chattanooga, Tenn.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1894; was admitted to the bar in the same year and commenced practice in Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala.; city attorney for Anniston 1898-1902; member of the State senate 1900-1910; chairman of the congressional committee for the fourth Alabama district from 1906 until 1910, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1911; had also been reelected to the Sixty-seventh Congress; died in Bartow, Polk County, Fla., on February 8, 1921; interment in the Hillside Cemetery, Anniston, 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 Alabama State Council of Defense (1917-1919) Program Administrative Files, 1917-1919, 6 cubic feet. Other authors include Fred L. Blackmon.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. Congress (66th, 3rd session : 1920-1921). Fred L. Blackmon (late a Representative from Alabama). Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States, Sixty-sixth Congress, third session. Proceedings in the House, February 20, 1921. Proceedings in the Senate, March 2, 1921. Prepared under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1922.

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