William Anderson Handley

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William Anderson Handley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Preceded by Robert S. Heflin
Succeeded by Charles Pelham
Personal details
Born Robert Stell Heflin
(1834-12-15)December 15, 1834
Franklin, Georgia
Died June 23, 1909(1909-06-23) (aged 74)
Roanoke, Alabama
Political party Democratic

William Anderson Handley (December 15, 1834 – June 23, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Born at Liberty Hill, near Franklin, Georgia, Handley moved to Alabama. He attended the public schools. He moved to Roanoke, Alabama. During the Civil War served in the Confederate States Army as captain of the Twenty-fifth Regiment. He engaged in mercantile pursuits.

Handley was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873). He served in the State senate 1888-1892. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1901. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1903-1907. He resumed his former mercantile activities. He died in Roanoke, Alabama, June 23, 1909. He was interred in the City Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert S. Heflin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
Charles Pelham

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