Alfred B. Greenwood

Alfred Burton Greenwood (* July 11, 1811 in Franklin County, Georgia; † October 4, 1889 in Bentonville, Arkansas ) was an American politician. From 1853 to 1859 he represented the first electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Alfred Greenwood enjoyed in Lawrenceville a good education. He then studied at the University of Georgia in Athens. After studying law and its made ​​in 1832 Admitted to the Bar Greenwood began to work in his new job in Bentonville, Arkansas Territory.

Greenwood was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1842 and 1845 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Arkansas. From 1845 to 1851 he worked as a prosecutor, after which he was until 1853 judges. 1852 Greenwood was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert Ward Johnson on March 4, 1853. After two elections Greenwood was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1859 three legislative periods. Between 1857 and 1859 he was chairman of the Indian Committee.

After the end of his time in Congress was Alfred Greenwood 1859-1861 Federal Commissioner of Indian Affairs. As his state of Arkansas joined the Confederate States, he could no longer work for the federal government. Instead, he was elected as an MP in the House of Representatives of the Konföderiertenkongresses in Richmond. This mandate he held between 1862 and the end of the civil war in 1865. After he retired from politics. Alfred Greenwood died on 4 October 1889 in Bentonville and was also buried there.