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Encyclopedia > George S. Houston

George Smith Houston (January 17, 1811December 31, 1879) was an American Democratic politician who was the Governor of Alabama from 1874 to 1878. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1866 but was not allowed to take his seat, as Alabama was still under Reconstruction. He was later reelected and served in the Senate from March 4, 1879 until his death at the end of that year.

Preceded by:
David P. Lewis
Governor of Alabama
1874–1878
Succeeded by:
Rufus W. Cobb
Preceded by:
George E. Spencer
U.S. Senator from Alabama
1879
Succeeded by:
Luke Pryor
Served alongside: John Tyler Morgan

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Alabama Governor George Smith Houston (779 words)
George Smith Houston was born on January 17, 1811, in Williamson County, Tennessee, the son of David and Hannah Pugh (Reagan) Houston.
Houston was consistently opposed to secession and ran as a Unionist candidate for Congress in 1850.
Houston was an immensely popular man who became known as the "Bald Eagle of the Mountains." The conservative Democrats won by a large majority during the 1874 gubernatorial election, bringing about the victory of the "White Supremacy" in Alabama.
George S. Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (229 words)
George Smith Houston (January 17, 1811–December 31, 1879) was an American Democratic politician who was the Governor of Alabama from 1874 to 1878.
Born in 1811 in Franklin, Tennessee, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1866 but was not allowed to take his seat, as Alabama was still under Reconstruction.
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