HANDLEY, William Anderson, (1834 - 1909)


HANDLEY, William Anderson, a Representative from Alabama; born at Liberty Hill, near Franklin, Heard County, Ga., December 15, 1834; moved to Alabama; attended the public schools; moved to Roanoke, Randolph County, Ala.; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as captain of the Twenty-fifth Regiment; engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); served in the State senate 1888-1892; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1901; member of the State house of representatives 1903-1907; resumed his former mercantile activities; died in Roanoke, Ala., June 23, 1909; interment in the City Cemetery.