ALMON, Edward Berton, (1860 - 1933)


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ALMON, Edward Berton, a Representative from Alabama; born near Moulton, Lawrence County, Ala., April 18, 1860; attended the rural schools; was graduated from the State Normal College, Florence, Ala., and from the law department of the University of Alabama, at Tuscaloosa, in 1883; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala.; served in the State senate 1892-1894; judge of the circuit court of the eleventh judicial circuit of Alabama 1898-1906; member of the State house of representatives 1910-1915, serving as speaker in 1911; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 22, 1933; chairman, Committee on Roads (Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses); interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Tuscumbia, Ala.