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Bacon, Augustus Octavius

Born: 1839 AD
Died: 1914 AD
2.8 (55%) 16 votes

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.

2.8 (55%) 16 votes