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Biography: Judge Charles W. Ferguson born May 18, 1855

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(1855-ca. aft. 1910)

Jefferson County, Alabama

Judge Charles W. Ferguson, of Birmingham, Ala., was born at Summerford, Dallas County, Alabama May 18, 1855. His parents were Frederick Guthrie and Lucinda (Hale) Ferguson.

Judge Ferguson’s father was born April 4, 1809, in South Carolina and died in Tuskegee, Alabama August 4, 1863. His mother was born in Huntsville, Ala., Dec. 2, 1819, and died in Birmingham June 25, 1902.

Judge Ferguson attended the common schools and took a course in the law department at the University of Alabama. He was admitted to practice by the supreme court in 1878 and was solicitor for the tenth judicial circuit for three terms, first elected in 1899.

He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1901 from Jefferson County. He was editor of the Blount Springs Herald Weekly for a short time in 1887. It received a good deal of enthusiasm since the news dealt mainly with social life at Blount Springs in Jefferson County, Alabama.

He was a member of the Masonic and Elk orders and a member of the Southern and Country clubs. He was appointed by Governor William D. Jelks as junior judge of the city court of Birmingham on July 18. 1903.



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This biography can be found in Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Volume VI

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