CS Con -Maxwell, Augustus Emmet, C.S. Senator, FL

Augustus Emmet Maxwell:
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Born: September 21, 1820
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Birthplace: Elberton Georgia
Father: Colonel Simeon Maxwell 1793 – 1865
(Buried: Clinton Cemetery Clinton Alabama)
Mother: Elizabeth Fortson 1801 – 1866
(Buried: Clinton Cemetery Clinton Alabama)

1st​ Wife: Sarah Roane Brockenbrough 1823 – 1847
(Buried: St. John's Episcopal Church Tallahassee Florida)

2nd​ Wife: Julia Hawks Anderson 1828 – 1886
(Buried: Saint John's Cemetery Pensacola Florida)

Children:

Lucy Brockenbrough Maxwell Meade 1844 – 1914
(Buried: Pohick Episcopal Church Lorton Virginia)
Elizabeth Virginia Maxwell Wilson 1845 – 1891
(Buried: Glenwood Cemetery Chipley Florida)
Walker Anderson Maxwell 1860 – 1909
(Buried: Saint Lukes Episcopal Marianna Florida)
Evelyn Croom Maxwell 1863 – 1954
(Buried: Saint John's Cemetery Pensacola Florida)
John Edward Maxwell 1866 – 1937
(Buried: Saint John's Cemetery Pensacola Florida)



Political Party: Democratic Party



Education:
1841: Graduated from University of Virginia

Occupation before War:
1843 – 1845: Attorney in Eutaw Alabama
1845 – 1846: Attorney in Tallahassee Florida
1846 – 1847: Florida State Attorney General
1847: Florida State Representative
1848: Florida State Secretary of State
1849 – 1850: Florida State Senator
1850 – 1853: Attorney in Tallahassee Florida
1853 – 1857: United States Congressman from Florida
1853 – 1855: Member of House Indian Affairs Committee
1855 – 1857: Member of House Public Lands Committee
1856: Choose not to be a candidate for renomination to U.S. Congress
1857 – 1861: United States Navy Agent in Pensacola Florida

Civil War Career:
1862 – 1865: Confederate States Senator from Florida
1862 – 1865: Chairman of Senate Patents Committee
1862 – 1865: Member of Senate Commerce Committee
1862 – 1865: Member of Senate Engrossment and Enrollment
1863 – 1864: Member of Senate Foreign Affairs Committee
1863: Member of Senate Naval Affairs Committee
1863: Proposed to ask the President to warn people against planting anything other than food crops.
1863: Proposed to conscript all speculators
1864 – 1865: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Chairman of Special Committee to investigate Navy Department
Opposed Several tax, impressment, and conscription laws
He was one of the strongest supports of flexible executive powers
He supported a strong aggressive army policy

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1866: Associate Justice of Florida State Supreme Court
President of Pensacola and Montgomery Railroad Company
Law Partner with Stephen Mallory in Pensacola Florida
1877 – 1885: Judge of Florida State Circuit Court
1885: Member of Florida State Constitutional Convention
1887 – 1891: Chief Justice of Florida State Supreme Court
1891 – 1896: Attorney in Pensacola Florida
1896 – 1902: Retired citizen living in Pensacola Florida
1902: Moved to Chipley Florida


Died:
May 5, 1902
Place of Death: Chipley Florida
Age at time of Death: 82 years old
Burial Place: Saint John's Cemetery Pensacola Florida
 
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