Joab Lawler

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Joab Lawler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1835 – May 8, 1838
Preceded bySamuel W. Mardis
Succeeded byGeorge W. Crabb
Member of the Alabama Senate
In office
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Joab Lawler

(1796-06-12)June 12, 1796
Union County, North Carolina, U.S.
DiedMay 8, 1838(1838-05-08) (aged 41)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyJacksonian

Joab Lawler (June 12, 1796 – May 8, 1838) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama. He also served in the Alabama House of Representatives and Alabama Senate.

Born in Union County, North Carolina, Lawler moved with his father to Tennessee and in 1815 to Mississippi Territory. He attended public schools. He studied theology and was licensed to preach.

In 1820, he moved to Mardisville, Alabama and pursued his ministerial duties. He served as member of the State House of Representatives 1826-1831. He served in the State Senate 1831 and 1832. He was the Receiver of Public Moneys for the Coosa land district 1832-1835 and served as treasurer of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa 1833-1836.

Lawler was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He was re-elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1835, until his death in Washington, D.C., on May 8, 1838. He was interred in the Congressional Cemetery.

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  • United States Congress. "Joab Lawler (id: L000129)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1835 - May 8, 1838
Succeeded by