John Alfred Cuthbert

John Alfred Cuthbert ( born June 3, 1788 in Savannah, Georgia, † September 22, 1881 in Mobile, Alabama ) was an American politician. Between 1819 and 1821 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Alfred Cuthbert was the younger brother of Alfred Cuthbert (1785-1856), who represented 1813-1843 the State of Georgia in both chambers of Congress. He studied until 1805 at the Princeton College. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1809 admitted to the bar he began in Eatonton to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career.

In the years 1811, 1813 and 1817, he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives of Georgia, from 1814 to 1815 he was a member of the State Senate. During the British - American War of 1812 he commanded a company of volunteer soldiers. In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1818 Cuthbert was the fourth parliamentary mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Zadock Cook on March 4, 1819. Until March 3, 1821 he was able to complete a term in Congress.

In 1822, Cuthbert was appointed by President James Monroe to the negotiator with the Creek Indians. In the years 1830, 1833 and 1834 he was employed as Secretary of the State Senate in the administration of the Senate of Georgia. Between 1831 and 1837, the newspaper Cuthbert " Federal Union " issued in Milledgeville, whose owner he became.

In 1837, Cuthbert moved to Mobile, Alabama, where he practiced law. Near this city he built his estate " Sans Souci ". From 1843 to 1848 he was a judge in Mobile County. Between 1852 and 1853, he served there as a district judge. During the Civil War Cuthbert Clerk was ( Clerk ) in the judicial district of Mobile. He then worked into old age as a lawyer. He died on September 22, 1881 at his estate near Mobile.