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Thomas William SADLER

(1831-1896)

SADLER, Thomas William, a Representative from Alabama; born near Russellville, Franklin County, Ala., April 17, 1831; moved with his parents to Jefferson County, Ala., in 1833; pursued an academic course; moved to Autauga County, Ala., in 1855 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; during the Civil War volunteered and served in the division of the Confederate Army commanded by Gen. Joseph Wheeler; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Prattville, Ala.; county superintendent of education 1875-1884; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886; resumed the practice of law; died in Prattville, Autauga County, Ala., October 29, 1896; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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