Braxton Bragg COMER, Congress, AL (1848-1927)
Senate Years of Service:1920-1920
COMER, Braxton Bragg, a Senator from Alabama; born in Spring Hill, Barbour (now Mobile) County, Ala., November 7, 1848; attended the common schools, the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, and the University of Georgia at Athens; graduated from Emory and Henry College, Emory, Va., in 1869; engaged as a planter, merchant, banker, and cotton manufacturer; member of the commissioners’ court of Barbour County, Ala., 1874-1880; moved to Anniston, Ala., and to Birmingham, Ala., in 1890; continued in his agricultural and business pursuits; president of the Railroad Commission of Alabama 1905-1906; Governor of Alabama 1907-1911; appointed on March 5, 1920, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John H. Bankhead and served from March 5, 1920, to November 2, 1920, when a successor was elected; resumed his former business pursuits in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., and died there August 15, 1927; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
BibliographyDictionary of American Biography; Walker, Anne Kendrick. Braxton Bragg Comer: His Family Tree from Virginia’s Colonial Days. Richmond: Dietz Press, 1947.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present