Pettus, Edmund Winston

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Full name
Edmund Winston Pettus
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
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Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
Other
Other Education
Clinton College, TN
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
US Senate
State judge
Other state government
Military
US military (Pre-Civil War)
Confederate Army

Edmund Winston Pettus (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
PETTUS, Edmund Winston, a Senator from Alabama; born in Limestone County, Ala., July 6, 1821; attended the common schools of Alabama and Clinton College in Smith County, Tenn.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Gainesville, Ala.; elected solicitor for the seventh circuit in 1844; served as a lieutenant in the Mexican War; again solicitor 1853-1855; elected judge of the seventh circuit in 1855 but resigned in 1858 and moved to Dallas County; resumed the practice of law; served as envoy from Alabama to Mississippi during the formation of the Southern Confederacy; entered the Confederate Army as major in 1861; was made a brigadier general of Infantry in 1863 and served until the close of the Civil War; returned to Selma, Ala., and practiced law; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1897; reelected in 1903 and served from March 4, 1897, until his death at Hot Springs, Madison County, N.C., July 27, 1907; interment in Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Ala.
“Pettus, Edmund Winston,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000279.
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