John A. Winston

Most Influential Person

American politician

Why Is John A. Winston Influential?

According to Wikipedia, John Anthony Winston was the 15th Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from 1853 to 1857. He was born in 1812 in Madison County, Alabama Territory, and became the first native born governor of Alabama. He was a son of William Winston and Mary Cooper of Tuscumbia, Alabama. William was a son of Anthony Winston and Keziah Jones, former residents of Buckingham County Virginia. John Anthony Winston married his first cousin, Mary Agness Jones, on August 7, 1832, in Madison County Alabama. He died December 21, 1871, in Mobile, Alabama and is buried in the Winston Family Cemetery near Gainesville in Sumter County Alabama. He had only one child, a daughter, Mary Agnes Winston. In January 1867 he presented his credentials to the United States Senate as Senator-elect from Alabama for the term 1867–1873, but was not permitted to take his seat.

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