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 Warren Akin, Sr

Warren Akin, Sr

Birth
Elbert County, Georgia, USA
Death 17 Dec 1877 (aged 66)
Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, USA
Burial Cassville, Bartow County, Georgia, USA
Plot Section B
Memorial ID 9302 · View Source
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Civil War CSA Congressman. A prominent member of the Georgia State Bar, he established a family law practice that still exists today, and was the first lawyer to argue cases in front of the Georgia Supreme Court. After unsuccessfully running for Governor of Georgia in 1860 (losing to Governor Joseph E. Brown), he supported secession at the onset of the Civil War. He was elected to represent Georgia in the 2nd Confederate Congress, serving from 1864 until the Confederacy dissolved in 1865. Wile sitting in Congress, his home was burned to the ground during Union General William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea". In 1959 "Letters of Warren Akin, Confederate Congressman" was edited and published by historian Bell Irvin Wiley.

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  • Added: 17 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9302
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Warren Akin, Sr (9 Oct 1811–17 Dec 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9302, citing Cassville Cemetery, Cassville, Bartow County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .