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David Clopton (September 29, 1820 – February 5, 1892) was a prominent Alabama politician.

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Clopton was born in Putnam County, Georgia, and moved to Alabama in 1844. He graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1840 and was admitted to the bar in 1841.

Clopton represented Alabama's 3rd district in the United States House of Representatives from 1859 to 1861. He then served in the Confederate States Army as a private soldier and then represented Alabama in the First Confederate Congress and the Second Confederate Congress.

After the war, he served in the Alabama state legislature in 1878 and as an associate justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1884 to his death.

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