Stephen A. Corker

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Stephen Alfestus Corker (May 7, 1830 – October 18, 1879) was a U.S. Representative from Georgia.

Stephen Alpheastus Corker - Reconstruction era

Born near Waynesboro, Georgia, Corker attended the common schools. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Waynesboro, Georgia. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits. The 1860 Federal Census has Corker owning four slaves.[1] He was elected ordinary for Burke County in January 1860.[2] He entered the Confederate States Army in 1861, and served as captain of Company A, Third Georgia Regiment, Burke Guards. Corker was captured at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 and spent the rest of the war at Johnson's Island Federal prison. He resumed the practice of law in Waynesboro. He served as member of the State house of representatives.

Corker was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the House declaring Charles H. Prince not entitled to the seat and served from December 22, 1870, to March 3, 1871. He resumed the practice of law in Waynesboro, and died there on October 18, 1879. He was interred in the Confederate Cemetery, Waynesboro.

Great-great-grandson Bob Corker is currently a U.S. Senator from Tennessee.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eighth Census of the United States, 1860; Waynsboro, Burke, Georgia; page 33, line 22 .
  2. ^ Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, Georgia). 7 February 1860. 
  3. ^ "Bob Corker ancestry". Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles H. Prince
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 5th congressional district

December 22, 1870 – March 3, 1871
Succeeded by
Dudley M. Du Bose

References[edit]

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