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CRENSHAW, Anderson, jurist, born in South Carolina, 22 May 1783; died in Alabama in 1847. He was graduated in 1806 from the College of Columbia, South Carolina, being the first graduate of the institution, became a successful lawyer, removed to Alabama about 1819, and held the offices of judge of the circuit court from 1821 to 1838, being also, until 1832, judge of the Supreme Court, and chancellor of the southern division of the state from the organization of a separate court of chancery in 1838 till his death. Though a Whig in politics, he was elected to the judicial posts that he held by a Democratic legislature.--His son, Walter Henry Crenshaw, born in Abbeville district, South Carolina, 7 July 1817; died in Alabama in 1878. He was graduated at the University of Alabama in 1834, and was from 1838 till 1867 a member of either the upper or lower house of the Alabama legislature, officiating as speaker of the house in 1861-'5, and president of the senate in 1865-'7. In 1865 he was a member of the Constitutional convention. He was afterward judge of the Butler County criminal court, and with two other commissioners codified the laws of the state.
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