GREENWOOD, Alfred Burton

1811–1889

Biography

GREENWOOD, Alfred Burton, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Franklin County, Ga., July 11, 1811; pursued classical studies at Lawrenceville, Ga.; was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Bentonville, Ark; member of the State house of representatives 1842-1845; State prosecuting attorney 1845-1851; circuit judge of Arkansas 1851-1853; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Thirty-fifth Congress); Commissioner of Indian Affairs from May 13, 1859, to April 13, 1861; served in the Confederate House of Representatives 1862-1865; died in Bentonville, Ark., October 4, 1889; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Indiana University
Lilly Library (Rare Books and Manuscripts)

Bloomington, IN
Papers: In the Joseph Bissonette Papers, 1855-1862, 10 items. Other authors include Alfred Burton Greenwood.

The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

New York, NY
Papers: 1857, 1 item. A letter from Alfred Burton Greenwood to J. S. Black written on March 13, 1857. In the letter, Alfred Greenwood recommends Alfred M. Wilson for reappointment as United States District Attorney for the western district of Arkansas.
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