BRAGG, John, (1806 - 1878)


BRAGG, John, a Representative from Alabama; born near Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., January 14, 1806; attended the local academy at Warrenton, and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1824; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Warrenton; member of the State house of commons of North Carolina 1830-1834; moved to Mobile, Ala., in 1836 and continued the practice of law; was appointed judge of the tenth judicial circuit in 1842; member of the State house of representatives; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1852; resumed the practice of his profession; delegate from Mobile to the State constitutional convention in 1861; died in Mobile, Ala., August 10, 1878; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.