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Thomas Lafayette Bulger

Thomas Lafayette Bulger, lawyer and State senator, was born in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, August 16, 1855; son of Michael Jefferson and Mary Elizabeth (Bozeman) Bulger; and grandson of Nathan and Harriett Bozeman, of Brooksville, Coosa County.

Senator Bulger's early education was received in the common country schools; he attended the Roanoke College in Virginia four years, and later entered the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, but did not graduate. Since 1877, Mr. Bulger has been a practicing lawyer at Dadeville; was a member of the State senate, 1886-87, member of the house of representatives, 1898-99 and 1900-01; member of the constitutional convention of 1901; again a member of the house, 1907; and a member of the State Senate, 1915, of which body he was president pro tem. He is a Democrat; a member of the State executive committee ten years; a Bryan presidential elector; a Methodist, and a Knight of Pythias.

December 16, 1880, at Wetumpka, to Mollie Cade, daughter of Col. John G. and Sarah (Hutcheson) Bass, of that place.

1. Hentell T., m. O. P. Carlisle, of DadeviUe;
2. Bessie Cade, m. Joseph B. Rylance;
3. Michael J. Jr., unmarried.


Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, By Thomas McAdory Owen, LL.D., Volume III,
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Compnay, Chicago, 1921

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