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Conrad, Charles M. 1804-1878

Legislator; born in Winchester, Va., about 1804; admitted to the bar in 1828; and began practice in New Orleans. In 1842-43 he served out the unexpired term of Alexander Monton in the United States Senate; in 1848-50 was a representative in Congress; and in 1850-53 was Secretary of War. He was a leader in the Secession movement in 1860; a deputy from Louisiana in the Montgomery Provisional Congress in 1861; and a member of the Confederate Congress, and also a brigadier-general in the Confederate army in 1862-64. He died in New Orleans, La., Feb. 11, 1878.

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