Alabama Attorneys General


Constantine Perkins

Attorney General: 1825-1832


Constantine Perkins, lawyer, attorney general of Alabama, and legislator, was born in 1792, in Knox County, Tenn., and died September 17, 1836, in Tuscaloosa. He graduated at Cumberland College. During the Creek Indian War, he fought under General Andrew Jackson, distinguishing himself for gallantry at the battles of Emuckfau and Talladega. He read law in Nashville and was a district solicitor for Tennessee. In 1819 he located at Tuscaloosa and was at once elected district solicitor, holding the office until 1825, when he became attorney general. He was elected to the legislature from Tuscaloosa County in 1832, and in 1834 to the state Senate, filling the office for many years, and until his death.


Married: in 1824, to daughter of Judge Hume R. Field. Children: 1. Constantine Hume, physician; 2. daughter, m. Hon. Mathew W. Lindsay of Morgan County, attorney general in 1839; 3. daughter, m. Thomas Walthall of Perry County. Last residence: Tuscaloosa.


Thomas McAdory Owen. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. (Spartanburg: The Reprint Company Publishers, 1978, reprint 1921), iv, 1342.


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