Clemens, Jeremiah

Life Span
to
Full name
Jeremiah Clemens
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
Transylvania
Other
Other Education
La Grange College; University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Journalist
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
Van Buren Administration (1837-41)
US Senate
State legislature
Military
US military (Pre-Civil War)

Jeremiah Clemens (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
CLEMENS, Jeremiah, a Senator from Alabama; born in Huntsville, Ala., December 28, 1814; attended La Grange College and was graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1833; studied law at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; was admitted to the bar in 1834 and practiced in Huntsville; appointed United States district attorney for the northern district of Alabama in 1838; member, State house of representatives 1839-1841; raised a company of riflemen in 1842 and served in the Texas War of Independence; member, State house of representatives 1843-1844; served in the United States Army during the Mexican War, attained the rank of lieutenant colonel; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dixon H. Lewis and served from November 30, 1849, to March 3, 1853; novelist; moved to Memphis, Tenn., in 1858 and became editor of the Memphis Eagle and Enquirer in 1859; returned to Alabama; delegate to the convention in 1861 in which Alabama voted to secede from the Union; held office under the Confederacy, but became a strong Union supporter in 1864; died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., May 21, 1865; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery.
"Clemens, Jeremiah," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000501.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Martin, John. ‘The Senatorial Career of Jeremiah Clemens, 1849-1853.’ Alabama Historical Quarterly 43 (Fall 1981): 186-235. view record
How to Cite This Page: "Clemens, Jeremiah," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/12214.