Milton Anthony Candler
(1837-1909)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Eliza Lorain Word Murphy

Milton Anthony Candler 1 2

  • Born: 11 Jan 1837, Campbellton, Fulton, GA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Eliza Lorain Word Murphy on 9 Jun 1857
  • Died: 8 Aug 1909, Decatur, DeKalb, GA at age 72 1 2
  • Buried: Decatur: Decatur Cemetery, DeKalb, GA 1 2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1875. 2

CANDLER, Milton Anthony, 1837-1909
CANDLER, Milton Anthony, (uncle of Ezekiel Samuel Candler Jr., and cousin of Allen Daniel Candler), a Representative from Georgia; born near Campbellton, Campbell County, Ga., January 11, 1837; attended private schools; was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1854; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Cassville, Bartow County, Ga.; moved to Decatur in 1857; member of the State house of representatives 1861-1863; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1865; served in the State senate 1868-1872; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1872 and 1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); was a candidate for renomination in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress, but withdrew because of the adoption of a free-silver plank by the district convention; resumed the practice of law; died in Decatur, De Kalb County, Ga., August 8, 1909; interment in Decatur Cemetery.


Milton married Eliza Lorain Word Murphy on 9 Jun 1857. (Eliza Lorain Word Murphy was born on 22 Oct 1839 and died on 4 Jan 1919 in Decatur, DeKalb, GA.)


Sources


1 <i>Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia</i> (http://www.dekalbhistory.org).

2 <i>Biographical Directory of the United States Congress</i> (1974-Present, Washington, D.C.
http://bioguide.congress.gov), http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000112.



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