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CAPERTON, ALLEN TAYLOR
b. 1810 in Va
Attended Yale
Lawyer
Va Legislature
uS Congress
Whig; unionist
Was in the First & Second Confederate Congress
He was generally opposed to the programs presented by President Jefferson Davis

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Caperton, Allen Taylor (1810-1876) Born near Union, Monroe County, Va. (now W.Va.), November 21, 1810. Son of Hugh Caperton. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1841-42; member of Virginia state senate, 1844-48; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; Senator from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1863-65; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1875-76; died in office 1876. Died in Washington, D.C., July 26, 1876. Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, W.Va.

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CAPERTON, Allen Taylor, (1810 - 1876)

Senate Years of Service: 1875-1876
Party: Democrat

Library of Congress

CAPERTON, Allen Taylor, (son of Hugh Caperton), a Senator from West Virginia; born near Union, Monroe County, Va. (now West Virginia), November 21, 1810; attended the public schools of Virginia and Huntsville, Ala., and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; graduated from Yale College in 1832; studied law in Staunton, Va.; admitted to the bar and practiced; member, Virginia house of delegates 1841-1842; member, State senate 1844-1848; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1850 and 1861; member, State house of delegates 1857-1861; elected by the legislature of Virginia a member of the Confederate States Senate and served until 1865; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate from West Virginia and served from March 4, 1875, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 26, 1876; interment in Green Hill Cemetery, Union, W.Va.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses for Allen T. Caperton. 44th Cong., 2nd sess., 1876-1877. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1877.

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000130

Photo shows him with a beard, white, down to the middle of his chest.

JR

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