Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I471203
  • Name: Alfred Holt COLQUITT
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 20 APR 1824 in Monroe, Walton Co., GA
  • GRAD: 1844 Princeton College
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia BET 4 MAR 1853 AND 3 MAR 1855
  • Event: Military service BET 1861 AND 1865 Maj. Gen., 6th Georgia Inf., CUSA
  • Event: Elected Governor of Georgia BET 1877 AND 1882
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Georgia BET 4 MAR 1883 AND 26 MAR 1894
  • Death: 26 MAR 1894 in Washington, D.C.
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  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. Alfred Holt Colquitt
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  • Note:
    COLQUITT, 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.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Walter Terry COLQUITT b: 27 DEC 1799 in Halifax Co., VA
    Mother: Nancy Hill LANE b: 23 JAN 1808 in Morgan Co., GA

    Marriage 1 Dorothy Elizabeth TARVER b: 1829
    • Married: 15 MAY 1848
    1. Has No Children Ann Lane COLQUITT b: 1849

    Marriage 2 Sarah Bunn TARVER b: 1832
      1. Has Children Walter Terry COLQUITT b: ABT 1874
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