Alfred Dockery

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Alfred Dockery (December 11, 1797 – December 7, 1875) was an American Congressional Representative from North Carolina. He was also a Confederate States Army Militia General in Tennessee during the American Civil War.

Early life and career[edit]

Alfred Dockery was born near Rockingham, North Carolina.[1] He attended the public schools and engaged in planting. Dockery was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons in 1822. He was also the father of Oliver Hart Dockery, who was born in 1830. Dockery was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1835, and afterwards served in the North Carolina State Senate from 1836 to 1844.

Dockery was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847). He declined to be a candidate for re-election in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress, but was elected to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853). He was the unsuccessful Whig candidate for Governor of North Carolina in 1854[2] and the unsuccessful National Union (Republican) candidate for Governor in 1866.[3]

Civil War service and later life[edit]

With the outbreak of the American Civil War, Dockery served as a brigadier general of the Tennessee State Militia in 1861.[1] After the war he retired from public service and returned to being a planter for his remaining years.

Dockery died in Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C. and was interred there in the family cemetery.[1]

The Alfred Dockery House near Rockingham was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[4]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Eicher, p. 211.
  2. ^ NC Governor Race 1854
  3. ^ NC Governor Race 1866
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edmund Deberry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 4th congressional district

1845–1847
Succeeded by
Augustine H. Shepperd
Preceded by
Edmund Deberry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 3rd congressional district

1851–1853
Succeeded by
William S. Ashe