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Morgan RAWLS

(1829-1906)

RAWLS, Morgan, a Representative from Georgia; born near Statesboro, Bulloch County, Ga., June 29, 1829; attended the common schools and pursued an academic course; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Guyton, Ga., in 1856; unsuccessful Union candidate for delegate to the convention of 1860, which passed the ordinance of secession; enlisted in the Confederate Army as a captain of Infantry; elected colonel of the Fifty-fourth Regiment, Georgia Infantry, in 1863; member of the State house of representatives 1863-1865, 1868-1872, 1886-1889, and 1896-1904; member of the State reconstruction convention in 1865; presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Forty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1873, to March 24, 1874, when he was succeeded by Andrew Sloan, who contested his election; served in the office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives 1874-1882 and 1891-1895; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Guyton, Effingham County, Ga., October 18, 1906; interment in Guyton Cemetery.

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

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