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 Truman Heminway Aldrich

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Truman Heminway Aldrich

  • Birth 17 Oct 1848 Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, USA
  • Death 28 Apr 1932 Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 8016343

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute New York, in 1869 and engaged in engineering in New York and New Jersey. Moving to Alabama, in 1871, he was president and general manager of the Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company and founder of the Cahaba Coal Mining Company, in 1892. In 1896, he successfully contested the election of Oscar W. Underwood and was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress, serving until 1897. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was appointed by President Taft, Postmaster of Birmingham, Alabama, serving (1911-15). During World War I, he served on the War Industries Board. After the war, he was a mining engineer until his death at age 83. He also was the older brother of U. S. Congressman William F. Aldrich.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 23 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8016343
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Truman Heminway Aldrich (17 Oct 1848–28 Apr 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8016343, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .