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Henry W. Hilliard

Henry W. Hilliard was an Alabama state representative before election to U.S. Congress in 1845. He was a Commissioner of the Confederate States, sent to persuade Tennessee to secede, and fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Prior to his political career Hilliard taught English at the University of Alabama before moving to Montgomery to practice law.
Courtesy of Alabama Department of Archives and History