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Alfred Burton GREENWOOD

(1811-1889)

GREENWOOD, Alfred Burton, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Franklin County, Ga., July 11, 1811; pursued classical studies at Lawrenceville, Ga.; was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Bentonville, Ark; member of the State house of representatives 1842-1845; State prosecuting attorney 1845-1851; circuit judge of Arkansas 1851-1853; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Thirty-fifth Congress); Commissioner of Indian Affairs from May 13, 1859, to April 13, 1861; served in the Confederate House of Representatives 1862-1865; died in Bentonville, Ark., October 4, 1889; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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

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