Joab Lawler

Joab Lawler ( born June 12, 1796 in Union County, North Carolina; † May 8, 1838 in Washington DC) was an American preacher and politician.


Joab Lawler moved with his father to Tennessee in 1815 and from there to the Mississippi Territory. He attended public schools, studied theology and got a license as a preacher. Then he moved in 1820 after Mardi (Alabama ) and went to his work as a preacher after.

Lawler also pursued a political career. He was 1826-1831 Member of the House of Representatives from Alabama. Afterwards he worked in 1831 and 1832 in the Senate of Alabama. He received 1832-1835 public funds for the Coosa area. During this time he worked as treasurer ( treasurer ) of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa 1833-1836. He was elected as a Jacksonian to the 24th U.S. Congress. After that, he was re-elected as a Whig to the 25th U.S. Congress. Lawler was in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1835 until his death in 1838 in Washington, DC active. He was buried in the Congressional Cemetery.