Jeremiah Clemens

Huntsville native Jeremiah Clemens was an early writer in the Western novel genre, but he is best known for his political views. He served Alabama in the U.S. Senate (1849-53) and although he supported slavery, he was adamantly opposed to secession and became pro-Union. He was a second cousin of Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain.

Courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History