Alvin Hawkins

Alvin Hawkins

Birth
Bath County, Kentucky, USA
Death 27 Apr 1905 (aged 83)
Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 6844184 · View Source
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Tennessee Governor. Moving to Tennessee, he attended McLemoresville Academy, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1843 and opened a law office at Huntingdon, Tennessee. In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln appointed him U.S. District Attorney of West Tennessee, serving until 1865 and he was s member of the Tennessee Supreme Court, (1865-68). He also served as U.S. Consul General in Havana, Cuba, in 1868. In 1881, he was elected as a Republican the 22nd Governor of Tennessee, serving until 1885. During his term, the state legislature finally passed a compromise revenue act to deal with the debt, but it was declared unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court. Failing to win reelection, he resumed the practice of law until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.


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  • Added: 10 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6844184
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alvin Hawkins (2 Dec 1821–27 Apr 1905), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6844184, citing Hawkins Cemetery, Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .