Fred L. Blackmon

Fred Leonard Blackmon (* September 15, 1873 in Lime Branch, Polk County, Georgia, † February 8, 1921 in Bartow, Polk County, Florida ) is an American politician (Democratic Party).


His family moved in 1883 after Calhoun County ( Alabama). Fred attended the public schools in Dearmanville and Choccolocco. Then he went to the State Normal College at Jacksonville ( Alabama), the College Douglasville in Douglasville (Georgia ) and the Mountain City Business College in Chattanooga (Tennessee). Blackmon graduated in 1894 at the Law Faculty of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He was admitted as a lawyer in the same year and then began in Anniston ( Alabama ) to practice. Then, he worked 1898-1902 as a prosecutor. He was also between 1900 and 1910 Member of the Senate of Alabama. During this time he had from 1906 until his resignation in 1910 presided over the Congress Committee of the fourth district of Alabama. Blackmon was elected to the 62nd Congress and reelected to the five succeeding U.S. Congresses. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1911 until his death in 1921. Blackmon died before his fifth term of office had ended. He was buried in the Hillside Cemetery in Anniston.