Dudley M. DuBose

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Dudley McIver DuBose (October 28, 1834 – March 2, 1883) was a lawyer, soldier, and a U.S. Representative from Georgia.

Dudley M. DuBose
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Preceded by Stephen A. Corker
Succeeded by James C. Freeman
Personal details
Born Dudley McIver DuBose
(1834-10-28)October 28, 1834
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Died March 2, 1883(1883-03-02) (aged 48)
Washington, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Sallie Toombs
Children Robert Toombs DuBose
Camille DuBose
Dudley DuBose
Louisa Toombs DuBose
Occupation Lawyer, Politician,

Early life[edit]

Dudley McIver DuBose was born in Shelby County, Tennessee to Alfred Bishop Cassells DuBose and his wife. He attended the University of Mississippi at Oxford, and graduated from the Lebanon Law School (in Tennessee) in 1856. He was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced the practice of law in Memphis, Tennessee. He moved to Georgia not long afterwards. On April 15, 1858 he married Sallie Toombs the daughter of United States Senator Robert Toombs. Early in their marriage the couple moved to Augusta, Georgia where he DuBose practiced law.

Civil War[edit]

DuBose served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War as the colonel of the 15th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, and subsequently became a brigadier general in the Western Theater on May 6, 1864.

Postbellum career[edit]

Following the war, DuBose moved to Washington, Georgia. He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873). Afterwards he resumed the practice of law.

He died in Washington, Georgia, and was interred in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stephen A. Corker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
James C. Freeman