Goldsmith W. Hewitt

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Goldsmith W. Hewitt
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1885
Preceded by Newton Nash Clements
Succeeded by John Mason Martin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Preceded by Joseph Humphrey Sloss
Succeeded by Burwell Boykin Lewis
Member of the Alabama Senate
In office
1872-1874
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
In office
1870-1871
1886-1888
Personal details
Born Goldsmith Whitehouse Hewitt
(1834-02-14)February 14, 1834
Elyton, Alabama
Died May 27, 1895(1895-05-27) (aged 61)
Birmingham, Alabama
Political party Democratic

Goldsmith Whitehouse Hewitt (February 14, 1834 – May 27, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Biography[edit]

Born near Elyton (now Birmingham), Jefferson County, Alabama, Hewitt attended the country schools. He entered the Confederate States Army in June 1861 as a private in Company B, 10th Regiment Alabama Infantry. He was promoted to captain of Company G, Twenty-eighth Regiment, Alabama Infantry, in 1862. He was graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1866. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Birmingham, Alabama. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1870 and 1871, and as a member of the State senate from 1872 to 1874, resigning in the latter year.

Hewitt was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879).

Hewitt was elected to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1885). He served as chairman of the Committee on Pensions (Forty-eighth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1884. He resumed the practice of law. He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1886–1888. He died in Birmingham, Alabama, on May 27, 1895 and was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph H. Sloss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 6th congressional district

1875-1879
Succeeded by
Burwell B. Lewis
Preceded by
Newton N. Clements
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 6th congressional district

1881-1885
Succeeded by
John M. Martin