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Archibald Hill CARMICHAEL

(1864-1947)

CARMICHAEL, Archibald Hill, a Representative from Alabama; born near Sylvan Grove in Dale County, Ala., June 17, 1864; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1886; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Tuscumbia, Ala.; served as solicitor of the eighth judicial district of Alabama 1890-1894; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1901; member of the State house of representatives 1907-1911 and 1915-1919, serving as speaker in 1907 and 1911; delegate at large to the Democratic National Conventions in 1916, 1928, and 1932; served in the State senate 1919-1923; member of the State Board of Education 1919-1947 and of the Tuscumbia Board of Education 1920-1947; trustee of the University of Alabama 1924-1947; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward B. Almon; reelected to the Seventy-fourth Congress and served from November 14, 1933, to January 3, 1937; was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; resumed the practice of law and was also interested in banking until his death in Tuscumbia, Ala., on July 15, 1947; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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