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Bacon, Augustus Octavius

Born: 1839 AD
Died: 1914 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


1839 - Augustus Octavius Bacon was born in Bryan County, Georgia


1859 - Graduated from the literary department of the University of Georgia at Athen.


1860 - Admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Atlanta, Georgia.


1861-1862 - Entered the Confederate Army at the beginning of the Civil War and served during the campaigns as adjutant of the Ninth Georgia Regiment in the Army of Northern Virginia.


1871-1886 - Become a member of the State house of representatives serving as speaker pro tempore for two terms and as speaker eight years.


1880 - Served as President of the Democratic State convention


1894 - Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate.


1900-1913 - Re-elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate. Served as President pro tempore during the Sixty-second Congress; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses), Committee on Private Land Claims (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (Sixty-third Congress)


1914 - Bacon died 14th of February in Washington, D.C.






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