STALLWORTH, James Adams, (1822 - 1861)


Harper’s Weekly, February 9, 1861, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

STALLWORTH, James Adams, a Representative from Alabama; born in Evergreen, Conecuh County, Ala., April 7, 1822; attended Old Field Piney Woods Schools; engaged as a planter; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Evergreen, Ala.; member of the State house of representatives 1845-1848; solicitor for the second judicial circuit of Alabama in 1850 and 1855; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1857, to January 21, 1861, when he withdrew; died near Evergreen, Conecuh County, Ala., August 31, 1861; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.