BUCHANAN, Hugh (1823-1890)

BUCHANAN, HUGH, a Representative from Georgia; born in Argyleshire, Scotland, September 15, 1823; immigrated to the United States and settled in Vermont; attended the public schools of that State; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Newnan, Coweta County, Ga., in 1846; member of the State senate in 1855 and 1857; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1856 and 1868; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Breckinridge and Lane in 1860; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army in June 1861 and served until 1865; elected to the Thirty-ninth Congress, but his credentials were not presented to the House as the State had not been readmitted to representation; appointed judge of the superior court of the Coweta circuit in August 1872 and served until September 1880; delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1877; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1885); was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; died in Newnan, Ga., June 11, 1890; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1835-1861, 24 items.
The papers of Hugh Buchanan contain business papers, usually letters requesting assistance collecting debts, and an invitation to join the Board of Trustees of Oglethorpe Medical College, Savannah, Georgia.


Georgia Department of Archives and History
Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names.
File is primarily incoming correspondence to the Governor of Georgia. Finding aid in repository.