Hugh A. Haralson

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Hugh Anderson Haralson (November 13, 1805 – September 25, 1854) was an American farmer, lawyer and politician based in Lagrange, Georgia. He graduated from Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (University of Georgia).[1] He served in the state legislature from 1831 to 1832 and the state senate from 1837 to 1838.[2] He was commissioned as a major general in the Georgia Militia, 9th Division, in 1838.[3] He represented Georgia in the U.S. Congress from 1843 to 1851. He was the father-in-law of the famous Confederate General John Gordon.

Tributes[edit]

Hugh A. Haralson is the namesake of Haralson County, Georgia and the city of Haralson, Georgia in Coweta County.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, p. 299
  2. ^ Smith, p. 299
  3. ^ Smith, p. 299
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 149. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Walker Crawford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Succeeded by
Representatives elected by district
Preceded by
Representatives elected at large
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1851
Succeeded by
Charles Murphey