Alonzo C. Shuford

Alonzo Craig Shuford (* March 1, 1858 in Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina; † February 8, 1933 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1899 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Alonzo Shuford attended the common schools and the Newton College. Subsequently, he worked in agriculture. In 1889 he joined the Farmers' Alliance, a political movement that represented the interests of farmers and the Populist Party was close, he also joined. In the following years Shuford worked for his party in many areas. So he held, among others, in his home talking on agricultural topics. In July 1892 he took part in Omaha at the national convention of the Populists. Back in February of this year he was a delegate to a workers' meeting in St. Louis. In 1894 he became vice president of the Farmers' Alliance.

In the congressional elections of 1894 Shuford was the seventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John S. Henderson on March 4, 1895. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1899 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events of the Spanish - American War in 1898.

1898 Shuford has not been nominated by his populist Party for re-election. In the following years he worked in Newton again in agriculture in Newton. In 1924 he was in the presidential election elector of the Progressive Party for Robert La Follette. In 1928, he withdrew into retirement, which he spent at Chapel Hill, where he died on 8 February 1933.