Dargan, Edmund Strother

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Full name
Edmund Strother Dargan
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Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
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Politician
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Democratic
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Edmund Strother Dargan (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
DARGAN, Edmund Strother, a Representative from Alabama; born near Wadesboro, Montgomery County, N.C., April 15, 1805; pursued preparatory studies at home; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Wadesboro in 1829; moved to Washington, Ala., where he commenced the practice of law and was for several years a justice of the peace; moved to Montgomery in 1833 and to Mobile in 1841; judge of the circuit court, Mobile district, in 1841 and 1842; served in the State senate in 1844; mayor of Mobile in 1844; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); did not seek renomination in 1846; associate justice of the State supreme court in 1847, and in 1849 became chief justice; resigned in December 1852 and resumed the practice of law; delegate to the State convention in 1861 and voted for the ordinance of secession; Member of the first Confederate House of Representatives; resumed the practice of law in Mobile, Ala., and died there on November 22, 1879; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.
"Dargan, Edmund Strother," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000052.
How to Cite This Page: "Dargan, Edmund Strother," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/5533.