William Willis Garth
William Willis Garth went classical subjects in Lagrange (Virginia) and at Emory and Henry College in Emory ( Virginia). He studied law at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, was admitted to the bar and then started in Huntsville (Alabama ) to practice. After the outbreak of the American Civil War, he served as Lieutenant Colonel on the staff of General Longstreet in the Confederate Army.
Garth was elected to the 45th U.S. Congress. In his candidacy in 1878 in the 46th Congress, he suffered a defeat. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from March 4, 1877 to March 3, 1879. Then he resumed his activities as a lawyer. Garth died 1912 in Huntsville (Alabama ) and was then buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery.