The Road to Civil War

Alfred Iverson

(3 December, 1798 -- 4 March, 1873) Iverson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Liberty County, Ga., Iverson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1822. Iverson served as a member of the State House of Representatives from 1827 to 1830. Iverson later served as judge of the State superior court from 1835 to 1837, and as a Senator in the State Senate from 1843 to 1844. Iverson was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1844. Iverson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress and afterwards served again as judge of the State Superior Court from 1850 to 1854. Iverson was elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4th, 1855 to January 28th, 1861 when he withdrew. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law and purchased a plantation in East Macon, engaging in agricultural business until his death in 1873. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

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