Gartrell, Lucius Jeremiah

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to
Full name
Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
Other
Other Education
Randolph-Macon College and Franklin College (GA)
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Military
Confederate Army

Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
GARTRELL, Lucius Jeremiah, (uncle of Choice Boswell Randell), a Representative from Georgia; born near Washington, Wilkes County, Ga., January 7, 1821; attended private schools, Randolph-Macon College, and Franklin College, Georgia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and practiced in Washington, Ga.; moved to Atlanta, Ga.; elected solicitor general of the northern judicial circuit in 1843; resigned in 1847; member of the State house of representatives 1847-1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1857, to January 23, 1861, when he retired, giving his adherence to the Southern Confederacy; organized the Seventh Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, of which he was elected colonel; resigned his commission January 3, 1862, having been elected to the Confederate Congress and served until 1864; appointed in 1864 brigadier general in the Confederate service; resumed the practice of law; member of the State constitutional convention in 1877; unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1882; died in Atlanta, Ga., April 7, 1891; interment in Oakland Cemetery.
“Gartrell, Lucius Jeremiah,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000088.
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