James Ferguson Dowdell (Dowell) (1818 - 1871) MP

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Birthplace: Jaspers, GA, USA
Death: Died in Auburn, Lee, AL, USA
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About James Ferguson Dowdell (Dowell)

James Ferguson Dowdell

James Ferguson Dowdell (November 26, 1818 – September 6, 1871) was the second President of the East Alabama College, now known as Auburn University, from 1868 to 1870, and a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

James Ferguson Dowdell was born on November 26, 1818, near Monticello, Georgia. Dowdell completed preparatory studies and in 1840 and graduated from Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Greenville, Georgia. He moved to Oak Bowery, Alabama, in 1846 and engaged in agricultural pursuits.] He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the State house of representatives in 1849 and 1851.

Dowdell was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1859). During the Civil War he served as colonel of the Thirty-seventh Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Infantry, under General Price from 1862 until the close of the war.

From 1868 to 1870, he served as the second President of the East Alabama College, now known as Auburn University.

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James Ferguson Dowdell

James Ferguson Dowdell (* 26. November 1818 nahe Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia; † 6. September 1871 nahe Auburn, Lee County, Alabama) war ein US-amerikanischer Rechtsanwalt und Politiker (Demokratische Partei) sowie Offizier in der Konföderiertenarmee.

James Ferguson Dowdell schloss sein Vorbereitungsstudium ab und graduierte 1840 am Randolph-Macon College in Ashland (Virginia). Er studierte Jura, bekam 1841 seine Zulassung als Anwalt und fing dann in Greenville (Georgia) an zu praktizieren. Dann zog er 1846 nach Chambers County (Alabama), wo er landwirtschaftlichen Tätigkeiten nachging. Dowdell verfolgte ebenfalls eine politische Laufbahn. Er kandidierte erfolglos in den Jahren 1849 und 1851 jeweils um einen Sitz im US-Repräsentantenhaus. Dowdell wurde in den 33. US-Kongress gewählt und in die zwei nachfolgenden US-Kongresse wiedergewählt. Er war im US-Repräsentantenhaus vom 4. März 1853 bis zum 3. März 1859 tätig. Während des Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieges diente er in der Konföderiertenarmee. Er bekleidete dort den Dienstgrad eines Colonels im 37. Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Infanterie unter General Price von 1862 bis zum Ende des Krieges. Nach dem Krieg war er zwischen 1868 und 1870 Präsident des East Alabama College in Auburn.

Quelle: Wikipedia -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_F._Dowdell

James Ferguson Dowdell (November 26, 1818 – September 6, 1871) was the second President of the East Alabama College, now known as Auburn University, from 1868 to 1870, and a U.S. Representative from Alabama.[1][2] Biography

James Ferguson Dowdell was born on November 26, 1818, near Monticello, Georgia.[1] Dowdell completed preparatory studies and in 1840 and graduated from Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia.[1] He studied law.[1] He was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Greenville, Georgia.[1] He moved to Oak Bowery, Alabama, in 1846 and engaged in agricultural pursuits.[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the State house of representatives in 1849 and 1851.[1]

Dowdell was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1859).[1][3] During the Civil War he served as colonel of the Thirty-seventh Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Infantry, under General Price from 1862 until the close of the war.[1][2]

From 1868 to 1870, he served as the second President of the East Alabama College, now known as Auburn University.

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James F. Dowdell, US Congress's Timeline

1818
November 26, 1818
Jaspers, GA, USA
1842
June 1842
Age 23
Meriwether, Georgia, United States
1847
April 2, 1847
Age 28
La Fayette, Chambers, AL, USA
1860
May 19, 1860
Age 41
La Fayette, Chambers, AL, USA
1871
September 6, 1871
Age 52
Auburn, Lee, AL, USA
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Auburn, Lee, AL, USA