Zollicoffer, Felix Kirk

Life Span
to
Full name
Felix Kirk Zollicoffer
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
13
Family
Jacob Zollicoffer (father), Martha Kirk Zollicoffer (mother), Louisa Pocahontas Gordon (wife)
Education
Other
Other Education
Jackson College, Columbia, TN
Occupation
Politician
Military
Journalist
Political Parties
Whig
American Party (Know Nothings or Nativists)
Constitutional Union (1860)
Government
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Military
Confederate Army

Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
ZOLLICOFFER, Felix Kirk, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Bigbyville, Maury County, Tenn., May 19, 1812; attended the “old field” schools and Jackson College, Columbia, Tenn.; became a printer; engaged in newspaper work in Paris, Tenn., 1828-1830, Knoxville, Tenn., in 1831 and 1832, and Huntsville, Ala., 1835-1843; elected State printer of Tennessee in 1835; served as a lieutenant in the war against the Seminoles in Florida in 1836; owner and editor of the Columbia Observer and the Southern Agriculturist in 1837; editor of the Republican Banner, the State organ of the Whig Party, in 1843; comptroller of the State treasury 1845-1849; served in the State senate 1849-1852; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1859); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1858; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as brigadier general; died from wounds received near Mill Springs, Ky., January 19, 1862; interment in the Old City Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
“Zollicoffer, Felix Kirk,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=z000012.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Stamper, James C. “Felix K. Zollicoffer: Tennessee Editor and Politician.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 28 (Winter 1969): 356-376. view record
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