Giddings, DeWitt Clinton

Life Span
to
Full name
Dewitt Clinton Giddings
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Free State
No. of Siblings
5
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
5
Family
James Giddings (father), Lucy Demming Giddings (mother), Malinda C. Lusk (wife)
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Businessman
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Military
Confederate Army

DeWitt Clinton Giddings (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
GIDDINGS, De Witt Clinton, a Representative from Texas; born in Susquehanna County, Pa., July 18, 1827; pursued an academic course; studied law in Honesdale, Pa.; was admitted to the bar in Texas in 1852 and commenced practice in Brenham, Tex.; served in the Confederate Army throughout the Civil War; member of the State constitutional convention in 1866; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of William T. Clark to the Forty-second Congress; reelected to the Forty-third Congress and served from May 13, 1872, to March 3, 1875; again elected to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); engaged in the banking business in Brenham, Tex.; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884, 1888, and 1892; died in Brenham, Tex., on August 19, 1903; interment in Prairie Lea Cemetery.
"Giddings, DeWitt Clinton," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000166.
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