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Alfred ROWLAND

(1844-1898)

ROWLAND, Alfred, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Lumberton, Robeson County, N.C., February 9, 1844; attended the common schools; entered the Confederate Army in May 1861 and served as a lieutenant in Company D, Eighteenth Regiment of North Carolina State Troops, until May 12, 1864; imprisoned at Fort Delaware until June 1865; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Lumberton; register of deeds for Robeson County in 1867; member of the State house of representatives in 1876, 1877, 1880, and 1881; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; resumed the practice of law; died in Lumberton, N.C., August 2, 1898; interment in Meadow Brook Cemetery.

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

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