The Road to Civil War

Peter E. Love

(7 July, 1818 -- 8 November, 1866) Love was an American lawyer and politician. Love was born near Laurens County, Ga., studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1839. Love served as Solicitor General of the Southern District of Georgia in 1843. Love served as a member of the State senate in 1849 and was elected Judge of the State Superior Court for the Southern Circuit in 1853. Love was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4th, 1859 until his retirement on January 23rd, 1861. Love resumed practice of law and served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1861. Love died in Thomasville, Ga. in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

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