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Allen T. Caperton

Member From: 1841 - 1861

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  • Birth Date: November 21, 1810 Birth Place:Union, Monroe County, Virginia (later West Virginia)
  • Death Date: July 26, 1876
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Harriet Echols
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  • Education: University of Virginia, Yale College (1832)
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  • Occupation/Profession: Attorney
  • Additional Info: He was the first ex-Confederate elected to the U.S. Senate

    His father, Hugh Caperton was also a member of the House of Delegates and served one term in Congress (March 1813-1815)
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Virginia Senate (1844-1848)
    Virginia Constitutional Convention (1850)
    Virginia Secession Convention (1861)
    Senate of the Confederate States of America (Jan 22, 1864- May 10, 1865)
    U.S. Senate (March 4, 1875-July 26, 1876)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1841-1842 Monroe
1857-1858 Monroe Finance
1859-1861 Monroe Finance
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