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.


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


  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. 


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