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.