Alfred CUTHBERT, Congress, GA (1785-1856)

Senate Years of Service:
Jacksonian; Democrat

CUTHBERT, Alfred, (brother of John Alfred Cuthbert), a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., December 23, 1785; instructed by private tutors and graduated from Princeton College in 1803; studied law; admitted to the bar about 1805 but did not practice; captain of a company of volunteer infantry in 1809; member, State house of representatives 1810-1813; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William W. Bibb; reelected to the Fourteenth Congress and served from December 13, 1813, to November 9, 1816, when he resigned; member, State senate 1817-1819; elected to the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Congresses (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1827); was not a candidate for renomination in 1826; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Forsyth; reelected in 1837, and served from January 12, 1835, to March 3, 1843; was not a candidate for reelection in 1843; retired from active business pursuits and lived on his estate near Monticello, Jasper County, Ga., until his death on July 9, 1856; interment in Summerville Cemetery, Augusta, Ga.


Mellichamp, Josephine. “Alfred Cuthbert.” In Senators From Georgia. pp. 111-12. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishers, 1976.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present