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Charles Dougherty
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Birth: 1801
Oglethorpe County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 26, 1853
Athens
Clarke County
Georgia, USA

Charles Dougherty (1801 November 26, 1853) was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician.

Born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia to Charles and Rebecca Carlton PURYEAR DOUGHERTY, the younger Dougherty studied law and began its practice in Athens, Georgia. He became a leader in the Whig party as well as a judge in the Western Circuit of the state. He married Elizabeth T. MOORE on December 7, 1823 in Clarke County, Georgia.

In 1839, Dougherty ran as the Whig candidate for Governor of Georgia but lost by 2,000 votes to the Democratic candidate Charles McDonald.

Dougherty died in Athens in 1853 and was buried in the Old Athens Cemetery. His namesake, Dougherty County, Georgia, was created by the Georgia General Assembly on December 15, 1853. 
 
Burial:
Jackson Street Cemetery
Athens
Clarke County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Carol STEVENS
Record added: Oct 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22548085
Charles Dougherty
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