Edward B. Almon

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Edward Berton Almon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 8th district
In office
March 3, 1915 – June 22, 1933
Preceded by Christopher Columbus Harris
Succeeded by Archibald Hill Carmichael
Personal details
Born April 18, 1860 (1860-04-18)
Lawrence County
Died June 22, 1933 (1933-06-23) (aged 73)
Citizenship  USA
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Luie Clopper Almon
Children Lottie Almon

Louise Almon

Alma mater University of Alabama School of Law
Profession Attorney

politician

judge

Religion Methodist

Edward Berton Almon (April 18, 1860 - June 22, 1933) was an American, and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives who represented northwest Alabama's 8th congressional district.

Early life[edit]

Almon was born near Moulton, Alabama in Lawrence County, April 18, 1860, son of George W. and Nancy (Eubank) Almon. He graduated from the State Normal School in Florence, Alabama (the predecessor of the University of North Alabama) and then the University of Alabama School of Law in 1883. He passed the bar exam and entered the legal profession in 1885 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. He married Luie Clopper on December 13, 1887, and they had two daughters, Lottie and Louise.[1]

Career[edit]

Almon entered the political arena in 1892 when he was elected to the Alabama Senate, and served from 1892 to 1894. He was a Presidential Elector for Alabama in 1896. Elected circuit court judge in 1898, he served until 1906. From 1910 to 1915 Almon served in the Alabama House of Representatives including one year (1911) as Speaker.[2] His successor, Archibald Hill Carmichael also served as Speaker of the Alabama House both immediately before and after Almon.[3]

In 1914, Almon ran as a Democratic Party candidate for the United States House of Representatives and won. He took office on March 3, 1915 and served nine terms until his death on June 22, 1933.[4] During his term in the U.S. House he served as Chairman of the House Committee on Roads from 1931 until 1933. On April 5, 1917, Almon was one of the 50 representatives who voted against declaring war on Germany. During the 65th Congress, both bodies passed the Sedition Act which criminalized certain kinds of political dissent in the United States. The 67th Congress repealed the act.[5]

Death[edit]

Almon died in Washington, D.C., on June 22, 1933 (age 73 years, 65 days). He is interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Tuscumbia, Alabama.[6] He was succeeded by Archibald Hill Carmichael.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edward B. Almon". Colbert County AlArchives Biographies. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edward B. Almon". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Welcome to the Alabama State Legislature at www.legislature.state.al.us
  4. ^ "Edward B. Almon". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  5. ^ 65th United States Congress: Information and Much More from Answers.com at www.answers.com
  6. ^ "Edward B. Almon". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Christopher Columbus Harris
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 8th congressional district

1915-1933
Succeeded by
Archibald Hill Carmichael