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Alfred DOCKERY

(1797-1875)

DOCKERY, Alfred, (father of Oliver Hart Dockery), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C., December 11, 1797; attended the public schools; engaged in planting; member of the State house of commons in 1822; member of the State constitutional convention in 1835; served in the State senate 1836-1844; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress; elected to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful Whig candidate for Governor of North Carolina in 1854; died near Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C., on December 7, 1875; interment in the family cemetery.

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

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