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Rawls was born near Statesboro, Georgia in 1829 and moved to Guyton, Georgia in 1856. During the American Civil War, he joined the Confederate States Army as an infantry captain and was eventually promoted to colonel in the 54th Regiment of the Georgia Infantry.
After the war, Rawls was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1865. He also served multiple terms in the Georgia House of Representatives (from 1863–1865, 1868–1872, 1886–1889 and 1896–1904). In 1872, Rawls was elected as a Democrat to represent Georgia's 1st congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives during the 43rd Congress; however, he only served from March 4, 1873, until March 24, 1874. Republican Andrew Sloan was successful in contesting Rawls' election and served the remainder of the term in the 43rd Congress.
Rawls served in the office of the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives from 1874 to 1882 and 1891 to 1895. He died in Guyton on October 18, 1906, and was buried in Guyton Cemetery.
References[edit | edit source]
- Morgan Rawls at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-02-14
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