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  Cabell, Edward C.
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NameEdward C. Cabell
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Tallahassee, Florida , United States
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Born February 05, 1816
DiedFebruary 28, 1896 (80 years)
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Last ModifedRBH
Jan 05, 2015 02:23am
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InfoCABELL, Edward Carrington, a Representative from Florida; born in Richmond, Va., February 5, 1816; attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., in 1832 and 1833 and Reynolds’ Classical Academy in 1833 and 1834; was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1836; moved to Florida in 1837 and engaged in agricultural pursuits near Tallahassee; delegate to the Territorial convention to form a State constitution in 1838; returned to Virginia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840; returned to Tallahassee, Fla.

U.S. Representative (W-FL) 1845-1846; election was successfully contested.

U.S. Representative (W-FL) 1847-1853; chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Thirtieth-Congress); unsuccessful candidate in 1852 for reelection to the Thirty-third Congress

Resumed the practice of law in Tallahassee; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1859; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army with rank of lieutenant colonel; engaged in the practice of law in New York City 1868-1872, and subsequently in St. Louis, Mo.; member of the State senate of Missouri 1878-1882; died in St. Louis, Mo., February 28, 1896; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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  10/05/1852 FL At Large Lost 49.88% (-0.24%)
  12/01/1851 US House Speaker Lost 0.47% (-54.93%)
  10/07/1850 FL At Large Won 52.80% (+5.61%)
  12/22/1849 US House Speaker Lost 0.62% (-10.09%)
  10/02/1848 FL At Large Won 53.52% (+7.05%)
  10/05/1846 FL At Large Won 50.88% (+1.75%)
  01/24/1846 FL At Large - Special Election Recount Lost 49.65% (-0.70%)
  10/06/1845 FL At Large - Special Election Won 50.51% (+1.02%)
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