Benjamin D. Nabers

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Benjamin Duke Nabers (November 7, 1812 – September 6, 1878) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

Benjamin Nabers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byJacob Thompson
Succeeded byDaniel B. Wright
Personal details
Born(1812-11-07)November 7, 1812
Franklin, Tennessee
DiedSeptember 6, 1878(1878-09-06) (aged 65)
Holly Springs, Mississippi
Resting placeHillcrest Cemetery
Political partyUnionist

BiographyEdit

Born in Franklin, Tennessee, Nabers attended the common schools. He moved to Hickory Flat, Mississippi. He engaged as a commission merchant. Held several local offices.

Nabers was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853). He was an unsuccessful Unionist candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress. He moved to Memphis, Tennessee. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in Memphis, Tennessee. He served as presidential elector on the Constitutional-Union ticket of Bell and Everett in 1860. He returned to Mississippi and settled at Holly Springs, Marshall County, in 1860. Chancery clerk 1870-1874. He served as member of the governing board of the Jackson State Penitentiary in Jackson, Mississippi, for two years. He died at Holly Springs, Mississippi, September 6, 1878. He was interred at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs, Mississippi.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Browse by Cemetery: Hill Crest Cemetery". Find a Grave. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jacob Thompson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 1st congressional district

1851–1853
Succeeded by
Daniel B. Wright