|United States Senator|
January 12, 1835 – March 4, 1843
|Preceded by||John Forsyth|
|Succeeded by||Walter T. Colquitt|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Georgia's at-large district
December 13, 1813 – November 9, 1816
|Preceded by||William Wyatt Bibb|
|Succeeded by||Zadock Cook|
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1827
|Preceded by||Thomas W. Cobb|
|Succeeded by||John Floyd|
|Member of the Georgia Senate|
|Member of the Georgia House of Representatives|
|Born||December 23, 1785|
|Died||July 9, 1856 (aged 70)|
Life and careerEdit
In 1809, he was captain of a company of volunteer infantry, and was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1810 to 1813. Cuthbert was elected as a Democratic-Republican Representative to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William W. Bibb, and was reelected to the Fourteenth Congress and served from December 13, 1813, to November 9, 1816, when he resigned. He was a member of the Georgia Senate from 1817 to 1819, and was elected to the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1821, to March 3, 1827.
He was not a candidate for renomination in 1826, but was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Forsyth; he was reelected in 1837, and served from January 12, 1835, to March 3, 1843. Cuthbert was not a candidate for reelection in 1843, and retired from active business pursuits and lived on his estate near Monticello in Jasper County until his death in 1856; interment was in Summerville Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia.
- United States Congress. "Alfred Cuthbert (id: C001023)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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