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Walter T. Colquitt

Walter T. Colquitt
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
March 4, 1843 – February 4, 1848
Preceded by Alfred Cuthbert
Succeeded by Herschel V. Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1839 – July 21, 1840
Preceded by Jabez Y. Jackson
Succeeded by Hines Holt
In office
January 3, 1842 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by Eugenius A. Nisbet
Succeeded by John H. Lumpkin
Personal details
Born Walter Terry Colquitt
(1799-12-27)December 27, 1799
Halifax County, Virginia
Died May 7, 1855(1855-05-07) (aged 55)
Political party Democratic

Walter Terry Colquitt (December 27, 1799 – May 7, 1855) was a lawyer, Georgia.

Life and career

Born in Monroe in Georgia Senate in 1834 and 1837.

Colquitt was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1839, to July 21, 1840, when he resigned. He was elected as a Van Buren Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill in part vacancies caused by the resignations of Julius C. Alford, William Crosby Dawson, and Eugenius A. Nisbet. Following the death of his first wife, Colquitt married Mrs. Alphea B. (Todd) Fauntleroy in 1841, then when tragedy struck again, he married Harriet W. Ross the following year. He was then elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1843, until his resignation in February 1848. While in the Twenty-ninth Congress, Colquitt was chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia and the Committee on Patents and Patent Office. He supported the Polk administration in the controversy relative to the Oregon Territory, and was a prominent

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