Julius Caesar Alford

Julius Caesar Alford ( born May 10, 1799 in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia, † January 1, 1863 in Montgomery, Alabama ) was an American politician. Between 1839 and 1841 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Julius Alford attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started working in LaGrange in this profession. He also worked as a planter. At the same time he embarked on a political career. He was a deputy in the House of Representatives of Georgia and joined the movement against President Andrew Jackson. In the 1830s he became a member of the Whig party. In 1836 he took part in a campaign against the Creek Indians.

Following the resignation of Congressman George W. Towns Alford was in the due election for the seventh seat of Georgia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on January 2, 1837. By 3 March the same year, he could only finish the current term in Congress because he had not been confirmed at the regular election in 1836. In the congressional elections of 1838, Alford was then in the third electoral district of Georgia re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he became the successor of Jesse Franklin Cleveland on March 4, 1839. After a re-election in 1841, he could remain until his resignation on October 1, 1841 in Congress.

After his retirement from the House of Representatives Alford first moved to Tuskegee, and later in the near Montgomery, Alabama, where he managed a plantation. In 1852 he was a delegate to the Union convention in Montgomery. In 1855, he unsuccessfully sought his return to Congress. Meanwhile practiced Alford again as a lawyer. In 1861 he was a delegate attended the meeting, which decided to exit the State of Alabama from the Union. Julius Alford died on January 1, 1863 on his plantation near Montgomery; where he was also buried.