Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Caperton, Allen Taylor

Caperton, Allen Taylor (son of Hugh Caperton), a Senator from West Virginia; born near Union, Monroe County, Va. (now West Virginia), November 21, 1810; attended the public schools of Virginia and Huntsville, Ala., and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; was graduated from Yale College in 1832; studied law in Staunton, Va.; was admitted to the bar and practiced; Whig member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1841 and 1842; served in the State senate 1844-1848; delegate to the Whig National Convention at Philadelphia in 1848; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1850 and 1861; again a member of the State house of delegates 1857-1861; elected by the Legislature of Virginia a member of the Confederate States Senate and served until 1865; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate from West Virginia and served from March 4, 1875, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 26, 1876; interment in Green Hill Cemetery, Union, W. Va.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Caperton, Allen Taylor," 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.946 Original Sources, accessed September 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DCZU8LGMQIU56ID.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Caperton, Allen Taylor." 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.946, Original Sources. 19 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DCZU8LGMQIU56ID.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Caperton, Allen Taylor' 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.946. Original Sources, retrieved 19 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DCZU8LGMQIU56ID.