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  Colquitt, Alfred Holt
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NameAlfred Holt Colquitt
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Monroe, Georgia , United States
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Born April 20, 1824
DiedMarch 26, 1894 (69 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
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Aug 19, 2015 08:19pm
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InfoCOLQUITT, Alfred Holt, (son of Walter Terry Colquitt), a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Monroe, Walton County, Ga., April 20, 1824; attended school in Monroe and graduated from Princeton College in 1844; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Monroe, Ga.; served as a staff officer with the rank of major during the Mexican War; elected to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; member, State house of representatives 1859; member of the State secession convention in 1861; entered the Confederate Army and served throughout the Civil War, attaining the rank of major general; Governor of Georgia 1876-1880; reelected under a new constitution for two years; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1883; reelected in 1888 and served from March 4, 1883, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 26, 1894; chairman, Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Fifty-third Congress); interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Ga.

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  11/05/1872 US Vice President Lost 1.42% (-79.83%)
  10/03/1853 GA District 02 Won 52.09% (+4.19%)
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