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John Alfred CUTHBERT

(1788-1881)

CUTHBERT, John Alfred, (brother of Alfred Cuthbert), a Representative from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., June 3, 1788; was graduated from Princeton College in 1805; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Eatonton, Ga.; member of the State house of representatives in 1811, 1813, and 1817; commanded a volunteer company during the War of 1812; served in the State senate in 1814 and 1815; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); appointed by President Monroe a commissioner to treat with the Creek and Cherokee Indians in 1822; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1822; secretary of the State senate in 1830, 1833, and 1834; editor and subsequently proprietor of the Federal Union at Milledgeville, Ga., 1831-1837; moved to Mobile, Ala., in 1837 and practiced law; elected judge of the county court of Mobile County in 1840, and appointed by the Governor judge of the circuit court of the same county in 1852; retired from the bench and practiced law until his death at “Sans Souci,” on Mon Luis Island, near Mobile, Ala., September 22, 1881; interment in a private burying ground on Mon Luis Island.

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

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