Augustus Octavius Bacon (1839-1914)

Alfred Colquitt Augustus O. Bacon served as a captain in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  He also served as a Georgia legislator for 14 years, and was Speaker of the House of Representatives for eight of those years.  He became a U.S. Senator in 1894, and served as President Pro-tempore from 1912 until his death in 1914.  Senator Bacon's two sons (aged 5 and 10) died within a week of each other of Typhoid fever.  


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