Alfred Cuthbert

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Alfred Cuthbert
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
January 12, 1835 March 4, 1843
Preceded by John Forsyth
Succeeded by Walter T. Colquitt
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Georgia's at-large district
In office
December 13, 1813 November 9, 1816
Preceded by William Wyatt Bibb
Succeeded by Zadock Cook
In office
March 4, 1821 March 3, 1827
Preceded by Thomas W. Cobb
Succeeded by John Floyd
Member of the Georgia Senate
In office
1817–1819
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
In office
1810–1813
Personal details
Born(1785-12-23)December 23, 1785
Savannah, Georgia
DiedJuly 9, 1856(1856-07-09) (aged 70)
Monticello, Georgia
Political party Democratic

Alfred Cuthbert (December 23, 1785 July 9, 1856) was a United States Representative and Senator from Georgia. He should not be confused with his brother, John Alfred Cuthbert.

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Georgia (U.S. state) U.S. state in the United States

Georgia is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Georgia is the 24th largest in area and 8th-most populous of the 50 United States. Georgia is bordered to the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, to the northeast by South Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Florida, and to the west by Alabama. The state's nicknames include the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta, a "beta(+)" global city, is both the state's capital and largest city. The Atlanta metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 5,949,951 in 2018, is the 9th most populous metropolitan area in the United States and contains about 60% of the entire state population.

John Alfred Cuthbert was an American politician, soldier and lawyer. He was the brother of Alfred Cuthbert.

Life and career

Cuthbert was born in Savannah. He was instructed by private tutors and graduated from Princeton College in 1803. He studied law and was admitted to the state bar about 1805 but did not practice.

Savannah, Georgia City in the United States

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fifth-largest city, with a 2018 estimated population of 145,862. The Savannah metropolitan area, Georgia's third-largest, had an estimated population of 146,494 in 2018.

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In 1809, he was captain of a company of volunteer infantry, and was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1810 to 1813. Cuthbert was elected as a Democratic-Republican Representative to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William W. Bibb, and was reelected to the Fourteenth Congress and served from December 13, 1813, to November 9, 1816, when he resigned. He was a member of the Georgia Senate from 1817 to 1819, and was elected to the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1821, to March 3, 1827.

Georgia House of Representatives

The Georgia House of Representatives is the lower house of the Georgia General Assembly of the U.S. state of Georgia. There are currently 180 elected members.

13th United States Congress

The Thirteenth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1813, to March 4, 1815, during the fifth and sixth years of James Madison's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Third Census of the United States in 1810. Both chambers had a Democratic-Republican majority. The first two sessions were held at the Capitol building while the third, convened after the Burning of Washington, took place in the First Patent Building.

14th United States Congress 1815–1817 legislative term

The Fourteenth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in the Old Brick Capitol in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1815, to March 4, 1817, during the seventh and eighth years of James Madison's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Third Census of the United States in 1810. Both chambers had a Democratic-Republican majority.

He was not a candidate for renomination in 1826, but was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Forsyth; he was reelected in 1837, and served from January 12, 1835, to March 3, 1843. Cuthbert was not a candidate for reelection in 1843, and retired from active business pursuits and lived on his estate near Monticello in Jasper County until his death in 1856; interment was in Summerville Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia.

Monticello, Georgia City in Georgia, United States

Monticello is the largest city and the county seat of Jasper County, Georgia, United States. The city includes historic buildings such as the Jasper County Courthouse, Monticello High School and the Monticello Historic District. The population was 2,657 at the 2010 census. It is 56 miles (90 km) southeast of Atlanta.

Jasper County, Georgia U.S. county in Georgia

Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,900. The county seat is Monticello.

Augusta, Georgia Consolidated city-county in Georgia, United States

Augusta, officially Augusta–Richmond County, is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia. The city lies across the Savannah River from South Carolina at the head of its navigable portion. Georgia's second-largest city after Atlanta, Augusta is located in the Piedmont section of the state.

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Wyatt Bibb
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

December 13, 1813 – November 9, 1816
Succeeded by
Zadock Cook
Preceded by
Thomas W. Cobb
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1827
Succeeded by
John Floyd
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
John Forsyth
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Georgia
January 12, 1835 – March 3, 1843
Served alongside: John Pendleton King, Wilson Lumpkin, John M. Berrien
Succeeded by
Walter T. Colquitt

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