J. L. M. Curry

J. L. M. Curry (1825-1903) was an Alabama lawyer, soldier, and lawmaker who worked to establish education and training systems in the state. He served several terms in the Alabama House of Representatives and then in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1857-61, when Alabama seceded. Following the Civil War he became a Baptist minister and in 1865 became president of what is now Samford University.

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