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William Crawford SHERROD

(1835-1919)

SHERROD, William Crawford, a Representative from Alabama; born in Courtland, Lawrence County, Ala., August 17, 1835; attended the common schools, a preparatory school at Edgefield, N.C., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1851 and 1852; returned to Courtland and engaged in planting; member of the State house of representatives in 1859 and 1860; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Charleston, S.C., in 1860; during the Civil War served as a colonel under Gen. N.B. Forrest in the Confederate Army; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; again engaged in planting; member of the State senate in 1875; moved to Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex., in 1893, engaged in farming and ranching, and died there on March 24, 1919; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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