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Alexander Brooks MONTGOMERY

(1837-1910)

MONTGOMERY, Alexander Brooks, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Tip Top, Hardin County, Ky., December 11, 1837; attended the common and private schools; was graduated from Georgetown (Ky.) College in 1859 and from the Louisville Law School in 1861; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Hardin County, Ky., 1861-1870; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., in 1870; county judge of Hardin County, Ky., 1870-1874; member of the State senate 1877-1881; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1895); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Fifty-fourth Congress; member of the Dawes Indian Commission, appointed under act of Congress to treat with the Five Civilized Tribes, 1895-1898; resumed the practice of law at Elizabethtown, Ky., where he died December 27, 1910; interment in City Cemetery.

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

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