Georgia Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 6 of 329 people who took part.

Members (6):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Joseph W. Clift Visualize "(September 30, 1837 -- May 2, 1908) Joseph Wales Clift was a(n) surgeon, soldier, registrar, and American politician. Joseph was born in North Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts and moved to Savannah, Georgia. Joseph entered the Union army as a surgeon (July 12, 1862 - August 7, 1865) and served in the Army of the Potomac until November 18, 1866. He was appointed registrar of the city of Savannah by Major General Pope. Clift was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress (July 25, 1868 - March 3, 1869) and upon presenting credentials as a Member-elect to the 41st Congress was not permitted to qualify. [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000519]" Georgia Delegation (This negotiation)
William P. Edwards Visualize "(November 9,1835 --June 28, 1900) William Posey Edwards was a(n) lawyer, public servant, soldier, and American politician. William was born close to Talbotton, Talbot County, Georgia. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1857. He was a member of the state constitutional convention. He served during the Civil War in the Confederate Army of Company F, 27th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, and was promoted to colonel of the regiment. Edwards was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress (July 25, 1868 - March 3, 1869) and did not qualify as a Member-elect to the 41st Congress. [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=E000085]" Georgia Delegation (This negotiation)
Samuel F. Gove Visualize "(March 9, 1822 -- December 3, 1900) Samuel Francis Gove was a(n) farmer, merchant, missionary, Baptist minister, and American politician. Gove was born in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts and moved to Twiggs County, Georgia in 1835. Samuel was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1877. He was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress (June 25, 1868 - March 3, 1869) and upon presenting credentials as a Member-elect was not permitted to qualify to the 41st Congress. [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=G000347]" Georgia Delegation (This negotiation)
Charles H. Prince Visualize "(May 9, 1837 -- April 3, 1912) Charles Henry Prince was a(n) postmaster, merchant, soldier, cashier of a bank, superintendent, public servant, and American politician. Charles was born in Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine and moved to Augusta Georgia in 1866. He served as postmaster in Maine and in Augusta, Georgia (1870-1882), State superintendent of education, delegate to the State constitutional convention, delegate to the Republican National Convention (1872, 1876, and 1880), and as a member of the Maine State senate in 1901. Prince also served during the Civil War as a captain of Company C, 23rd Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry (September 10, 1862 - July 15, 1863). He was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress (July 25, 1868 - March 3, 1869) and upon presenting credentials as a Member-elect was not permitted to qualify for the 41st Congress. [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=P000537]" Georgia Delegation (This negotiation)
Nelson Tift Visualize "July 23, 1810 -- November 21, 1891) Nelson Tift was a(n) merchant, founder of a city, justice of the peace, public servant, judge, soldier, publisher and founder of newspaper, railroad builder, and American politician. Nelson was born in Groton, Connecticut and moved to Georgia. Nelson was founder of the Augusta Guards (1835), founder of the city of Albany, Georgia (1836), justice of the peace, served as a delegate to State convention in Milledgeville, Georgia to reduce membership of state legislature, member of the state house of representatives (1841, 1847, 1851-1852), founder; publisher; editor of Albany Patriot (1845), and delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1877. Nelson was elected to the Baker County Inferior Court (July 5, 1840 and reelected in 1841 and 1849). During the Civil War was connected with the Confederate States Navy Supply Department with the rank of captain. Tift was also elected as a Democrat to the 40th Congress (July 25, 1868 - March 3, 1869) and upon presenting credentials was not permitted to qualify in the 41st Congress. He also contested the election of Richard H. Whitely, 41st Congress, but no action was taken. [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=T000269]" Georgia Delegation (This negotiation)
Pierce M. B. Young Visualize "(November 15, 1836 -- July 6, 1896) Pierce Manning Butler Young was a(n) soldier, general, farmer, public servant, commissioner, consul general, envoy, and American politician. Young was born in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina and moved to Georgia in 1839. He served in the Confederate Army as a second lieutenant throughout the Civil War and was promoted to the rank of major general. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention (1872, 1876, and 1880), was appointed States commissioner to the Paris Exposition (1878), consul general at St. Petersburg, Russia (1885 - 1887), and envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Guatemala and Honduras by President Cleveland (1893 - 1896). Young was elected as a Democrat to the 40th Congress (July 25, 1868 - March 3, 1869). He presented credentials as a member-elect and house decided he was not entitled to a seat. He was elected to fill vacancy caused and was reelected to the 42nd and 43rd Congresses (December 22, 1870 - March 3, 1875), was not reelected. [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=Y000048]" Georgia Delegation (This negotiation)