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Thomas HAUGHEY

(1826-1869)

HAUGHEY, Thomas, a Representative from Alabama; born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1826; received a limited education; immigrated to the United States with his father, who settled in New York City; moved to Jefferson County, Ala., in 1841; while teaching in St. Clair County, studied medicine; was granted a diploma by the New Orleans Medical College and engaged in practice at Elyton, Jefferson County; served as a surgeon in the Third Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, in the Union Army 1862-1865; resumed the practice of his profession in Decatur, Ala.; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; upon the readmission of the State of Alabama to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served from July 21, 1868, to March 3, 1869; was a candidate for renomination and while making a political speech was assassinated in Courtland, Ala., on July 31, 1869, and died on August 5, 1869; interment in Green Cemetery, near Pinson, Jefferson County, Ala.

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

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