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Milton Anthony CANDLER

(1837-1909)

CANDLER, Milton Anthony, (uncle of Ezekiel Samuel Candler Jr., and cousin of Allen Daniel Candler), a Representative from Georgia; born near Campbellton, Campbell County, Ga., January 11, 1837; attended private schools; was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1854; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Cassville, Bartow County, Ga.; moved to Decatur in 1857; member of the State house of representatives 1861-1863; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1865; served in the State senate 1868-1872; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1872 and 1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); was a candidate for renomination in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress, but withdrew because of the adoption of a free-silver plank by the district convention; resumed the practice of law; died in Decatur, De Kalb County, Ga., August 8, 1909; interment in Decatur Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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