Robert Toombs

Robert Augustus Toombs

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Robert Toombs

Robert Toombs helped to lead Georgia out of the Union on the eve of the Civil War, though his support for the Georgia Platform in 1850 had demonstrated his commitment to preserving the Union.

 ~ Courtesy of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries

Robert Toombs returned to America in 1867 after escaping Union troops and fleeing to Cuba and Paris, but because he refused to request a pardon from Congress, he never regained his American citizenship. Toombs died in Georgia in 1885.

~ From Famous Georgians, by K. Coleman

Senator Robert Augustus Toombs

Senate Years of Service: 1853-1855; 1855-1861
Party: Whig; Democrat

Born in Wilkes County, Georgia on July 2, 1810

Died in Washington, Georgia on December 15, 1885

Interment in Rest Haven Cemetery

~ from Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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