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Alabama Attorneys General

Ala. Attorney GeneralRobert Coman Brickell

 

Robert Coman Brickell

Attorney General: 1911-1915

 

Robert Coman Brickell, of Huntsville, Ala., was born Sept. 21, 1877, at Huntsville, Madison county, Ala.; was the son of Robert Coman and Mary Blasingame (Glenn) Brickell, the former of Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala.; and the grandson of Richard Benjamin and Margaret Williamson (Coman) Brickell, of Athens, Ala. R.C. Brickell, Sr., was Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama 1873-1875, Chief Justice from 1875 to 1884, and again from 1894 to 1898. He was the compiler of Brickell's Digest of Alabama in three volumes. Both paternal ancestors came to Alabama from N.C., and are of Irish descent; his ancestors on his mother's side were from Ga.

 

R.C. Brickell was educated in the private schools of Huntsville; the University of Ala.; and the University of Va.; where he studied law for one term, 1899. He later read law under his father. He was a lawyer; a Democrat, and was Presidential Elector for the Eighth Congressional District, in 1908; was a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church; a Mason; an Elk. He was unmarried.

 

R. C. Brickell died on October 25, 1935.

 

Authorities:
Alabama Department of Archives and History, Official and Statistical Register, 1913, 18-19.
ADAH Surname Clippings File.

 

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