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 Benjamin Fitzpatrick

Benjamin Fitzpatrick

Birth
Greene County, Georgia, USA
Death 21 Nov 1869 (aged 67)
Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama, USA
Burial Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Plot Square 6, Scott's Free Burying Ground (Armistead-Fitzpatrick Lot at curve in the road, with two tall monuments)
Memorial ID 6432299 · View Source
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Alabama Governor, U.S. Senator. He managed land that his brothers owned on the Alabama River, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1821, was solicitor of the Montgomery court circuit and practiced law in Montgomery, Alabama, until 1827. In 1841, he was elected as a Democrat the 11th Governor of Alabama, serving until 1845. While he was office, the state taxation was restored, Howard College was chartered, and the towns of Troy and Tuskegee were incorporated. After his term, he was elected in the U.S. Senate, serving (1848-49, 53-61). When Alabama seceded from the Union, he returned to Alabama and supported the Confederacy. After the Civil War, he served as president of the Alabama constitutional convention in 1865. After leaving politics, he returned to his plantation where he at the age of 67.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 21 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6432299
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Fitzpatrick (30 Jun 1802–21 Nov 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6432299, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .