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Henry Hull CARLTON

(1835-1905)

CARLTON, Henry Hull, a Representative from Georgia; born in Athens, Ga., May 14, 1835; attended the public schools and the University of Georgia at Athens for two years; was graduated in medicine and surgery from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1857, and practiced until 1872; during the Civil War served four years in the Confederate Army under Gen. Robert E. Lee, holding the ranks of lieutenant, captain, and major of artillery; member of the State house of representatives 1873-1877, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1877; editor and proprietor of the Athens Banner (Banner Watchman) until 1880; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Athens, Ga.; city attorney of Athens in 1881 and 1882; member and president of the State senate in 1884 and 1885; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); again a member of the State house of representatives in 1899; declined reelection; volunteered for service in the Spanish-American War and was made inspector general with the rank of major; engaged in the insurance business; died in Athens, Ga., October 26, 1905; interment in Oconee Cemetery.

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

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