Thomas Hord Herndon

Thomas Hord Herndon

Birth
Hale County, Alabama, USA
Death 4 Mar 1883 (aged 54)
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Burial Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 6406697 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1847, attended the Law School of Harvard University in 1848, was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced to practice law in Eutaw, Alabama. He was editor of the Eutaw Democrat in 1850, a member of the Alabama State House of Representatives, (1857-58) and a trustee of the University of Alabama, (1858-59). At the advent of the Civil War, he was a member of the Alabama State secession convention in 1861 and served as a Colonel of the 36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Confederate Army and was wounded twice in battle. After the war, he resumed the practice of law and was a member of the Alabama State House of Representatives, (1876-77). In 1879, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses, serving until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 10 May 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6406697
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Hord Herndon (1 Jul 1828–4 Mar 1883), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6406697, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .