Alfred William Lamb

Alfred William Lamb ( born March 18, 1824 in Stamford, Delaware County, New York, † April 29, 1888 in Hannibal, Missouri ) was an American politician. From 1853 to 1855 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1836 Alfred Lamb came with his parents in the Ralls County, Missouri, where he attended the Doctor Ely 's School in the town of Ely. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started working in Hannibal in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1852 he was in the second electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Gilchrist Porter on March 3, 1853. Since he resigned in 1854 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1855. This was marked by the events leading up to the Civil War. Lambs predecessor Porter was elected in 1854 to succeed him in Congress.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Lamb practiced as a lawyer again. In 1876 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, was nominated at the Samuel J. Tilden as a presidential candidate. Alfred Lamb died on April 29, 1888 in Hannibal, where he was also buried. He was married to Mary Jean McDannold (1836-1899), with whom he had six children.