Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Persons, Henry

Persons, Henry, a Representative from Georgia; born near Smarrs, Monroe County, Ga., January 30, 1834; moved to Talbot County, Ga., in 1836; attended the Talbotton schools; was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1855; served as captain of Cavalry in the Third Georgia regiment of the Confederate Army during the Civil War; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Talbot County, Ga.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1880; returned to Geneva, Ga.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Talbotton, Ga.; ordinary of Talbot County 1898-1910; trustee of the University of Georgia 1894-1910; died in Talbotton, Ga., June 17, 1910; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Persons, Henry," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1671 Original Sources, accessed April 24, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBALMTRDITDIQGE.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Persons, Henry." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1671, Original Sources. 24 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBALMTRDITDIQGE.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Persons, Henry' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1671. Original Sources, retrieved 24 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBALMTRDITDIQGE.