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 John William Abercrombie

John William Abercrombie

Birth
St. Clair County, Alabama, USA
Death 2 Jul 1940 (aged 74)
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Burial Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 6404438 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Oxford College in 1886, from the law department of the University of Alabama, in 1888, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Cleburne County, Alabama. He was a high school principal, city school superintendent, college president (1888-98) and a member of the Alabama State Senate, (1896-98). In addition, he was Alabama State superintendent of education, (1898-1902), president of the University of Alabama, (1902-11), president of the Southern Educational Association (1906-07) and president of the Alabama Association of Colleges, (1908-12). In 1913, he was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses, serving until 1917. Not a candidate for reelection, he served as Acting Secretary in the United States Department of Labor, (1918-20) and was elected Alabama State superintendent of education, serving (1920-27). He then lived in retirement until his death at age 74.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 9 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6404438
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William Abercrombie (17 May 1866–2 Jul 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6404438, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .