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Albert Gallatin Talbott (April 4, 1808 – September 9, 1887) was a United States Representative from Kentucky and the uncle of William Clayton Anderson. He was born near Paris, Kentucky and he moved with his parents to Clark County, Kentucky in 1813 and to Jessamine County, Kentucky in 1818. For education, he attended Forrest Hill Academy, Jessamine County, Kentucky and also studied law, but did not practice. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and general trading in 1831 before he moved to Mercer County, Kentucky in 1838 and engaged in the real estate business. He moved to Danville, Kentucky in 1846.

Albert G. Talbott
A bespectacled man in his early fifties with white, receding hair wearing a black jacket and tie and white shirt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Preceded byJames Chrisman
Succeeded byWilliam Clayton Anderson
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
In office
1850
Personal details
Born(1808-04-04)April 4, 1808
Bourbon County, Kentucky
DiedSeptember 9, 1887(1887-09-09) (aged 79)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
OccupationFarmer
SignatureA. Gallatin Talbott

Talbott was a delegate to the Kentucky constitutional convention in 1849 and a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1850. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859) and served as chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Thirty-fifth Congress). After leaving Congress, he resumed real estate pursuits. He served in the Kentucky Senate 1869–1873 and again a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1883. Later, he moved to Pennsylvania and settled near Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1887 and was buried in Danville, Kentucky.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Albert G. Talbott (id: T000020)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Chrisman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Succeeded by
William C. Anderson