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Henry PERSONS

(1834-1910)

PERSONS, Henry, a Representative from Georgia; born near Smarrs, Monroe County, Ga., January 30, 1834; moved to Talbot County, Ga., in 1836; attended the Talbotton schools; was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1855; served as captain of Cavalry in the Third Georgia regiment of the Confederate Army during the Civil War; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Talbot County, Ga.; elected as an Independent Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1880; returned to Geneva, Ga.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Talbotton, Ga.; ordinary of Talbot County 1898-1910; trustee of the University of Georgia 1894-1910; died in Talbotton, Ga., June 17, 1910; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

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