Marshall Johnson WELLBORN, Congress, GA (1808-1874)


WELLBORN, Marshall Johnson, a Representative from Georgia; born near Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga., May 29, 1808; attended the University of Georgia at Athens; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1826 and practiced in Columbus, Ga.; held several local offices; member of the State house of representatives in 1833 and 1834; judge of the superior court of Georgia 1838-1842; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); studied theology and was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1864 and continued in the ministry until his death in Columbus, Ga., October 16, 1874; interment in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.

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