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 byNewton Nash Clements
Succeeded byJohn Mason Martin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Preceded byJoseph Humphrey Sloss
Succeeded byBurwell 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
DiedMay 27, 1895(1895-05-27) (aged 61)
Birmingham, Alabama
Resting placeOak Hill Cemetery[1]
Birmingham, Alabama
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Harriet Earle

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. Entered the Confederate States Army in June 1861 as a private in Company B, 10th Regiment Alabama Infantry. Promoted to captain of Company G, Twenty-eighth Regiment, Alabama Infantry, in 1862. Graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1866. Admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Birmingham, Alabama.[2]

Hewitt 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. Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879). Elected to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1885). Served as chairman of the Committee on Pensions (Forty-eighth Congress), he was not a candidate for renomination in 1884.[2]

Hewitt resumed the practice of law and again served as 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.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Goldsmith Whitehouse Hewitt". Find A Grave. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Hewitt, Goldsmith Whitehouse". United States Congress. Retrieved 13 February 2018.

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

U.S. 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