HERBERT, HILARY ABNER, 1834-1919

Biography:

Lawyer, congressman, federal cabinet officer. Born– March 12, 1834, in Laurensville, S.C. Parents– Thomas E. and Dorothy Teaugue (Young) Herbert. Moved to Alabama in 1846. Education– University of Alabama, 1853-1854; University of Virginia, 1854-1856. Admitted to the bar, 1857. Married– Ella B. Smith on April 23, 1867. Practiced law in Greenville (Ala.), 1857-1872; Montgomery, 1872-1876. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 1877-1892; Secretary of the Navy under Grover Cleveland, 1893-1897; practiced law in Washington, 1897-1919. Honorary LL.D. degrees from Tulane University and the University of Alabama.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. I; National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 7.

Publication(s):

The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences. New York; Scribner, 1912.

History of the Arlington Confederate Monument. Washington, D.C.; B.S. Adams, Printer, 1914.

Editor:

Why the Solid South?; or, Reconstruction and its Results. Baltimore; R. H. Woodward & Co., 1890.