Allen Daniel CANDLER, Congress, GA (1834-1910)


CANDLER, Allen Daniel, (cousin of Ezekiel Samuel Candler, Jr., and Milton Anthony Candler), a Representative from Georgia; born in Homer, Banks County, Ga., November 4, 1834; attended country schools, and was graduated from Mercer University, Macon, Ga., in 1859; studied law; entered the Confederate Army as a private in Company H, Thirty-fourth Regiment of Georgia Infantry on May 12, 1862; was elected first lieutenant May 17, 1862; promoted to captain October 26, 1862; appointed lieutenant colonel May 16, 1864; promoted to colonel December 27, 1864; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1873-1877; served in the State senate in 1878 and 1879; engaged in manufacturing and was president of a railroad; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1891); chairman, Committee on Education (Fiftieth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1890; secretary of state of Georgia from May 28, 1894, until March 1, 1898, when he resigned; served as Governor of Georgia from 1898 to 1902; compiler of the records of the State of Georgia from 1903 until his death in Atlanta, Ga., October 26, 1910; interment in Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Ga.

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