Alabama Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 9 of 449 people who took part.

Members (9):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Clement C. Clay Visualize (13 December, 1816 — 3 January, 1882) Clay was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Huntsville, Ala., Clay was admitted to the bar in 1840. After an unsuccessful attempt in 1850 to run for the Thirty-second Congress, Clay was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in order to fill a vacancy in 1853. Clay was reelected in 1858 and in total served from November 29th, 1853 to January 21st, 1861 when he withdrew. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Alabama Delegation (This negotiation)
David Clopton Visualize (29 September, 1820 — 5 February, 1892) Clopton was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Putnam County, Ga., Clopton was admitted to the bar in 1841. Clopton was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4th, 1859 to January 21st, 1861 when he withdrew in order to serve as a private in the Confederate Army. Clopton served as a Representative in the First and Second Confederate Congresses, and was appointed judge of the Supreme Court of Alabama in 1884. Clopton served in that role until is death. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Alabama Delegation (This negotiation)
Williamson R. W. Cobb Visualize (8 June, 1807 — 1 November, 1864) Cobb was an American plantation owner and politician. Born in Rhea County, Tenn., Cobb moved to Bellefontaine Ala. in 1809, setting on a cotton plantation. Cobb was a member of the State House of Representatives in 1845 and 1846 and was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4th, 1847 to January 30th, 1861. After an unsuccessful attempt to run for the Confederate House of Representatives in 1861, Cobb returned to his agricultural pursuits until he was elected in 1863. Cobb never took his seat, as his fidelity was suspected and he was expelled. Cobb later passed away due to an accident on his plantation in 1864. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Alabama Delegation (This negotiation)
Jabez L. M. Curry Visualize (5 June, 1825 — 12 February, 1903) Curry was an American lawyer, educator, and politician. Curry was born in Lincoln County, Ga., later moving with his father to Talladega County, Ala. Curry was admitted to the bar in 1845 and served in the Mexican-American war as a private in the Texas Rangers in 1846. Curry also served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1847, 1853, and 1855. Curry was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4th, 1857 to January 21st, 1861 when he withdrew. Curry subsequently served as deputy from Alabama to the Provisional Confederate Congress and as a Representative in the First Confederate Congress. Curry also served as a lieutenant colonel of Calvary in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, afterwards becoming a Baptist preacher and President of Howard college. In 1902 Curry was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary on special mission to Spain and died in 1903. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Alabama Delegation (This negotiation)
Benjamin Fitzpatrick Visualize (30 June, 1802 — 21 November, 1869) Fitzpatrick was an American lawyer, politician, and plantation owner. Fitzpatrick was born orphaned in Greene County, Ga. Taken by his brother to Alabama in 1815, Fitzpatrick studied law and was admitted to the mar in 1821. After moving to his plantation in Autauga County in 1829, Fitzpatrick served as Governor of Alabama from 1841 to 1845. Fitzpatrick was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy after the death of Dixon H. Lewis, serving from November 25th, 1848 to November 30th, 1849. Later, Fitzpatrick was again appointed and elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill another vacancy after the resignation of William R. King serving from January 14th, 1853 to March 3rd, 1855. After a failure of the legislature to elect, Fitzpatrick served from November 26th, 1855 to February 4th, 1861 when he withdrew. Fitzpatrick served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and was nominated for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with Stephen A. Douglas in 1860. Fitzpatrick served as President of the Constitutional Convention of Alabama in 1865 and died on his plantation in 1869. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Alabama Delegation (This negotiation)
George S. Houston Visualize (17 January, 1811 —31 December, 1879) Houston was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Williamson County, Tenn., Houston moved with his family to Lauderdale County, Ala. and later studied law being admitted to the bar in 1831. Houston served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1862 and as State's attorney for the Florence judicial district in 1836. Houston was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses serving from March 4th, 1841 to March 3rd, 1849. Later, Houston was elected to the Thrity-second and to the four seceeding Congresses serving from march 4th, 1851 to January 21st, 1861 when he withdrew. In 1866, Houston's credentials as a Senator-elect to the United States Senate were presented, however, he was not permitted to take his seat. Houston served as Governor of Alabama from 1874 to 1878 until he was elected to the United States Senate once again, serving from March 4th, 1879 until his death in 1879. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Alabama Delegation (This negotiation)
Sydenham Moore Visualize (25 May, 1817 — 31 May, 1862) Moore was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Rutherford county, Tenn., Moore attendd the University of Alabama to study law in 1833 and was admitted to the bar in 1836. Moore served as judge of Green County court from 1840-1846 and judge of the Circuit Court in 1857. Moore served in the Mexican-American war as Captain in Colonel Coffey's regiment of Alabama Infantry until 1847, later being elected brigadier genreal of Alabama Militia. Moore was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4th, 1857 to January 21, 1861. After he withdrew, he served as a Colonel of the Eleventh Alabama Regiment in the Confederate Army until he died from wounds after the Battle of Seven Pines. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Alabama Delegation (This negotiation)
James L. Pugh Visualize (12 December, 1820 — 9 March, 1907) Pugh was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Burke County, Ga., Pugh moved with his family to Alabama in 1824. Pugh was admitted to the bar in 1841 and was a Democratic presidential elector in 1848, 1856, and 1876. Pugh was elected to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4th, 1859 to January 21st, 1861. After withdrawing, Pugh joined the Eufaula Rifles, First Alabama Regiment, as a private. After being elected to the Confederate Congress in 1861 and later reelected in 1863, Pugh subsequently served as a member of the Alabama State Constitutional Convention in 1875. Pugh was later elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy after the death of George S. Houston and was reelcted in 1884 and 1890 serving from November 24th, 1880 to March 3rd, 1897. After retirement, Pugh resided in Washington D.C. until his death in 1907. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Alabama Delegation (This negotiation) , Alabama Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act)
James A. Stallworth Visualize (7 April, 1822 — 31 August, 1861) Stallworth was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Conecuh County, Ala., Stallworth studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. Stallworth served as a member of the State House of Represetnatives from 1845 to 1848. Stallworth also served as solicitor for the second judicial circuit of Alabama in 1850 and 1855. After an unsuccessful run for Congress in 1854, Stallworth was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4th, 1857 to January 21st, 1861 when he withdrew. Stallworth died soon after in Conecuh County, Ala. in August 1861. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Alabama Delegation (This negotiation)