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Gordon, John Brown, 1832-1904

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Personal name headingGordon, John Brown, 1832-1904
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Variant(s)Gordon, J. B. (John Brown), 1832-1904
Gordon, John B. (John Brown), 1832-1904
Birth date1832-02-06
Death date1904-01-09
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. Senate
Georgia. Governor
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators Governors
Found inHis The old South ... 1887.
His Reminiscences of the Civil War, 1981: t.p. (General John B. Gordon of the Confederate Army)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress, 1989 (Gordon, John Brown; lawyer; lieutenant general of the Confederate Army; senator from Ga.; gov. of Ga. 1886-90; lecturer, author; b. 2/6/1832; d. 1/9/1904)
MWA/NAIP files (hdg.: Gordon, John Brown, 1832-1904; usage: John B. Gordon; John Brown Gordon; J.B. Gordon)
Biographical directory of the United States Congress website, viewed July 27, 2020 (Gordon, John Brown, a Senator from Georgia; born in Upson County, Ga., February 6, 1832; attended private schools and the University of Georgia at Athens; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1853 and commenced practice in Atlanta, Ga.; engaged in coal mining; upon the outbreak of the Civil War entered the Confederate Army as captain of Infantry and rose to lieutenant general; resumed the practice of law in Atlanta, Ga.; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1868; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1873; reelected in 1879 and served from March 4, 1873, until May 26, 1880, when he resigned to promote the building of the Georgia Pacific Railroad; chairman, Committee on Commerce (Forty-sixth Congress); Governor of Georgia 1886-1890; again elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1891, to March 3, 1897; declined to be a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Coastal Defenses (Fifty-third Congress); engaged in lecturing and literary work; died in Miami, Fla., January 9, 1904; interment in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.)
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