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 James Lusk Alcorn

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James Lusk Alcorn

  • Birth 4 Nov 1816 Golconda, Pope County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 19 Dec 1894 Friars Point, Coahoma County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Friars Point, Coahoma County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 8004310

US Senator, Mississippi Governor, Civil War Confederate Militia Brigadier General. Born near Golconda, Illinois, he moved to Mississippi in 1844 to practice law. He served in both the Mississippi Legislature and State Senate from 1846 to 1854, and founded the Mississippi levee system in 1858. During the Civil War he served as a Mississippi State Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. In 1865 he presented credentials as an elected United States Senator but was barred from taking his seat. He was elected as Governor of Mississippi in 1869 and served from 1870 until 1871, when he resigned after being elected as Senator from Mississippi to the United States Senate, where he served from 1871 to 1877.

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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 20 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8004310
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Lusk Alcorn (4 Nov 1816–19 Dec 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8004310, citing Alcorn Cemetery, Friars Point, Coahoma County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .