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Philemon Thomas HERBERT

(1825-1864)

HERBERT, Philemon Thomas, a Representative from California; born in Pine Apple, Wilcox County, Ala., November 1, 1825; attended the common schools and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; moved to Mariposa City, Calif., about 1850; member of the State assembly in 1853 and 1854; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); was not a candidate for renomination in 1856; moved to El Paso, Tex., about 1859 and practiced law; during the Civil War served with the Confederate Army as lieutenant colonel of the Seventh Texas Cavalry; was wounded at the Battle of Mansfield April 8, 1864, and died in Kingston, La., July 23, 1864, from the effects of his wounds; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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