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Robert Toombs
  • Name: Robert Toombs
  • Born: 07/02/1810
  • Died: 12/15/1885 (75 years old)

Robert Augustus Toombs (July 2, 1810 ? December 15, 1885) was an American lawyer, planter, and politician from Georgia who became one of the organizers of the Confederacy and served as its first Secretary of State. He served in Jefferson Davis’ cabinet as well as in the Confederate States Army, but later became one of Davis’ critics. He fled the United States after the Confederate defeat, returning in 1867 after his daughter’s death. He regained political power in Georgia as Congressional Reconstruction ended.

Birth Name: Robert Augustus Toombs

School: University of Georgia, Union College, University of Virginia

Alias: Robert Augustus Toombs

Party: Whig (Before 1851), Constitutional Union (1851–1853), Democratic (1853–1885)

Birth Place: Washington, Georgia

Death Place: Washington, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

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