Alfred Cuthbert

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Alfred Cuthbert
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
January 12, 1835 – March 4, 1843
Preceded by John Forsyth
Succeeded by Walter T. Colquitt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large district
In office
December 13, 1813 – November 9, 1816
Preceded by William Wyatt Bibb
Succeeded by Zadock Cook
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1827
Preceded by Thomas W. Cobb
Succeeded by John Floyd
Personal details
Born (1785-12-23)December 23, 1785
Savannah, Georgia
Died July 9, 1856(1856-07-09) (aged 70)
Monticello, Georgia
Political party Democratic

Alfred Cuthbert (December 23, 1785 – July 9, 1856) was a United States Representative and Senator from Georgia.

Life and career[edit]

Cuthbert was born in Savannah. He was instructed by private tutors and graduated from Princeton College in 1803. He studied law and was admitted to the state bar about 1805 but did not practice.

In 1809, he was captain of a company of volunteer infantry, and was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1810 to 1813. Cuthbert was elected as a Democratic-Republican Representative to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William W. Bibb, and was reelected to the Fourteenth Congress and served from December 13, 1813, to November 9, 1816, when he resigned. He was a member of the Georgia Senate from 1817 to 1819, and was elected to the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1821 to March 3, 1827.

He was not a candidate for renomination in 1826, but was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Forsyth; he was reelected in 1837, and served from January 12, 1835, to March 3, 1843. Cuthbert was not a candidate for reelection in 1843, and retired from active business pursuits and lived on his estate near Monticello in Jasper County until his death in 1856; interment was in Summerville Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Wyatt Bibb
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

December 13, 1813 – November 9, 1816
Succeeded by
Zadock Cook
Preceded by
Thomas W. Cobb
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1827
Succeeded by
John Floyd
United States Senate
Preceded by
John Forsyth
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Georgia
January 12, 1835 – March 3, 1843
Served alongside: John Pendleton King, Wilson Lumpkin, John M. Berrien
Succeeded by
Walter T. Colquitt

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