Haralson, Jeremiah

Life Span
to
Full name
Jeremiah Haralson
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Estimated
Gender
Male
Race
Black
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Slave State
Occupation
Politician
Farmer or Planter
Clergy
Other
Other Occupation
Miner
Relation to Slavery
Slave or Former Slave
Political Parties
Democratic
Republican
Government
US House of Representatives
State legislature

Jeremiah Haralson (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
HARALSON, Jeremiah, a Representative from Alabama; born on a plantation near Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., April 1, 1846; raised as a slave; self-educated; moved to Alabama and engaged in agricultural pursuits; became a minister; member of the State house of representatives in 1870; served in the State senate in 1872; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); appointed to a Federal position in the United States customhouse in Baltimore, Md.; later employed as a clerk in the Interior Department; appointed August 12, 1882, to the Pension Bureau in Washington, D.C., and resigned August 21, 1884; moved to Louisiana, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits, and thence to Arkansas in 1904; served as pension agent for a short time; returned to Alabama and settled in Selma in 1912; moved to Texas and later to Oklahoma and Colorado and engaged in coal mining in the latter State; killed by wild beasts near Denver, Colo., about 1916.
"Haralson, Jeremiah," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000179.
How to Cite This Page: "Haralson, Jeremiah," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/8954.