Elam, Joseph Barton
Born: Jun 12, 1821 AD
Died: 1885 AD, at 64 years of age.
1821 - Born on the 12th of June in Hempstead County, Arkansas, United States.
1843 - He was admitted to the bar and began his practice in Alexandria, Louisiana.
- He made his court appearance as an attorney in the parish court.
1844 - He He moved to Sabine Parish and settled in Many, Louisiana, United States.
- He was elected as a Sabine Parish Police Jury.
1847 - He became the first Mayor in the town of Mansfield, Louisiana, United States.
1856 - He served as a mayor for the second time in Mansfield, Louisiana.
- He was elected as a alderman of Mansfield, U.S.A.
1861 - He was elected as a Delegate to the Confederate Constitutional convention in United States.
- He signed the Louisiana Ordinance of Secession.
1863 - He was elected as a Speaker of the House of Representatives.
1864 - He was elected as a state representative in the post civil war reconstruction legislature .
1868 - He was disenfrachised by the passage of the Louisiana Constitution.
1870 - He stopped a riot by speaking to and calming the crowd.
1881 - He returned home to practice law in Mansfield, United States.
1885 - He died on the 4th of July.
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