Isaac R. Hawkins

Quill platform ID: p8256.

"(May 16, 1818 -- August 12, 1880) Isaac Roberts Hawkins was a(n) farmer, lawyer, soldier, judge, public servant, and American politician. Hawkins was born close to Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in in 1843. He was a delegate from Tennessee to the peace conference in Washington D. C., in an effort to prevent the impending war (1861), Judge of the circuit court (1862), commissioned by Governor Brownlow as one of the chancellors of Tennessee but declined (July 1865), and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention (1868). He served as a lieutenant in the Mexican War, entered in the Union Army as lieutenant colonel of the 7th Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Calvary, was captured with his regiment and was imprisoned (1864 - August 1864), and was in command of the Cavalry force in western Kentucky until the end of the Civil War. Hawkins was elected as a Unionist to the 39th congress and as a Republican to the 40th and 41st Congresses (July 24, 1866 - March 3, 1871), where he served as chairmen on the Committee on Mileage (41st Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at]"

Member of Tennessee Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Tennessee Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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