Philemon T. HerbertSouthern Democratic
Philemon Thomas Herbert
Born: November 1, 1825 in Pine Apple, Alabama
Military Service: Confederate Army (Civil War)
Died: July 23, 1864 in Kingston, Louisiana
- The "History of Political Conventions" lists Herbert's first name as Philip.
- Attended the University of Alabama from 1842 until 1844 when he was indefinitely suspended for stabbing a fellow student.
- In 1856, "Herbert fatally shot an Irish waiter during a brawl at a Washington, D.C., hotel. Although acquitted of murder, he found that the incident had ruined his political career." (source)
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) [http://bioguide.congress.gov/]