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John Duffy Alderson
Birth: Nov. 29, 1854
Summersville
Nicholas County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 1910
Richwood
Nicholas County
West Virginia, USA

U.S. Congressman. He began his career as sergeant at arms of the West Virginia State Senate, (1871-73) and was doorkeeper, (1872-73). He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced to practice law at the Nicholas Court House. He was prosecuting attorney for Nicholas and Webster Counties, (1876-89) and clerk of the West Virginia State Senate, (1883-87). In 1889, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses, serving until 1889. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 56. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Eugenia Adeline Rader Alderson (1854 - 1899)*
  Emma Kimmell Alderson (1876 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  John Rader Alderson (1881 - 1947)*
  Eugenia Ada Alderson Simms (1882 - 1945)*
  Eugenia Ada Alderson Simms (1882 - 1945)*
  Fleming Newman Alderson (1884 - 1964)*
  Clarence Chilton Alderson (1887 - 1941)*
  Okey McQueen Alderson (1890 - 1965)*
  Infant Son Alderson (1894 - 1894)*
 
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Burial:
Alderson Cemetery
Summersville
Nicholas County
West Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 23, 2010
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