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James L. Alcorn

Born: Nov 4, 1816

Death: Dec 19, 1894

Birthplace: Golconda

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

James L. Alcorn

Date of Birth : Nov 4, 1816
Date of Death : Dec 19, 1894
Birth Place : Golconda

James Lusk Alcorn was a prominent American political figure in Mississippi during the 19th century. He was a leading southern white Republican during Reconstruction in Mississippi, where he served as governor and U.S. Senator. A moderate Republican, he had a bitter rivalry with Radical Republican "carpetbagger" Adelbert Ames, who defeated him in the 1873 Mississippi gubernatorial race. He briefly served as a brigadier general of Mississippi state troops at times in Confederate army service during the early part of the American Civil War. Among the Confederate generals who joined the post-Civil War Republican Party, only James Longstreet had been of higher rank.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Also known as

  • James Alcorn


  • Mary C. Stewart
  • Amelia Walton Glover
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