The Road to Civil War

George S. Hawkins

(1808 -- 15 March, 1878) Hawkins was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Kingston, N.Y., Hawkins studied law and was admitted to the bar, moving to Florida and practicing in Pensacola. Hawkins served as captain in the Indian war of 1837 and was a member of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida. Hawkins was appointed District Attorney in 1841 and was appointed United States district attorney for the Apalachicola district in Florida in 1842. Fisher also served as Associate Justice of the State Supreme Court from 1846 to 1850 and was elected judge of the Circuit Court in January 1851. Hawkins was also a member of the State House of Representatives, and served as a State Senator. Hawkins was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4th, 1857 to January 21st, 1861. After withdrawing, Hawkins served as judge of the District Court under the Confederate Government from 1862 to 1865. Hawkins died March 15th, 1878, in Marianna, Fla. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

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