Caperton, Allen Taylor

Life Span
to
Full name
Allen Taylor Caperton
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
Yale
University of Virginia
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
Confederate government (1861-65)
US Senate
State legislature

Allen Taylor Caperton (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
CAPERTON, Allen Taylor, (son of Hugh Caperton), a Senator from West Virginia; born near Union, Monroe County, Va. (now West Virginia), November 21, 1810; attended the public schools of Virginia and Huntsville, Ala., and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; graduated from Yale College in 1832; studied law in Staunton, Va.; admitted to the bar and practiced; member, Virginia house of delegates 1841-1842; member, State senate 1844-1848; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1850 and 1861; member, State house of delegates 1857-1861; elected by the legislature of Virginia a member of the Confederate States Senate and served until 1865; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate from West Virginia and served from March 4, 1875, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 26, 1876; interment in Green Hill Cemetery, Union, W.Va.
"Caperton, Allen Taylor," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000130.
How to Cite This Page: "Caperton, Allen Taylor," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/5319.