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Fitzpatrick, Benjamin

Born: 1802 AD
Died: 1869 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1802 – Born on June 30th in in Greene County, Georgia. A senator from Alabama.

1821 – Attended the public schools, studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Montgomery, Alabama.

1822 – Was the solicitor of the Montgomery circuit.

1829 – Moved to his plantation in Autauga County and engaged in planting.

1841 – Elected as the Governor of Alabama.

1848 – Appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dixon H. Lewis.

1853 – Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William R. King.

1855 – Elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat to fill the vacancy in the term.

1860 – Nominated for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with Stephen A. Douglas.

1865 – President of the constitutional convention of Alabama.

1869 – Died on November 21st in Wetumpka, Alabama.