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Judson Claudius CLEMENTS

(1846-1917)

CLEMENTS, Judson Claudius, a Representative from Georgia; born near Villanow, Walker County, Ga., February 12, 1846; attended the common schools; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War as a first lieutenant in the First Regiment, Georgia State Troops, Stovall’s brigade; was wounded at Atlanta July 22, 1864; studied law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced practice in La Fayette, Walker County, Ga.; served as school commissioner of Walker County in 1871 and 1872; member of the State house of representatives 1872-1876; served in the State senate 1877-1880; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1891); was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; appointed on March 17, 1892, a member, and in 1911 became chairman, of the Interstate Commerce Commission and served until his death in Washington, D.C., June 18, 1917; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.

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

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