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Philemon T. Herbert

Southern Democratic

Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1852 Democratic AD-10 0 Win
10-08-1853 Democratic AD-10 0 Win
09-06-1854 Southern Democratic CD-AL 36542 Win

Candidate Biography:

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) []