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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
being for years editor of the Southern Medi- uated in 187
cal Journal of Augusta and dean of the fac- read law, anc
ulty of the Georgia Medical Journal of Au- to the bar at
gusta, of which he was one of the founders. up the pract
He died in 1839, of yellow fever, making his lowed it.
life the last offering to a profession which he Mr. Antor
had long adorned. He left a scholarship to his professio'
each of his sons in the institution with which it far beyond
he was connected, six of whom availed them- practitioner.
selves of the privilege and became regular tics and has
practicing physicians. Milton, after taking office. lie N
a literary course in AMercer University, then Milamn coun
at Penfield, gradated in medicine at the position he I
Georgia Medical College in 1845, and from charging the
that date until 1859 practiced his profession At the spring
in Burke county, his native State. HI-le came District Con
to Texas in the last named year and was a being absent
resident first of Columbia, Brazoria county, serious illne!
then of Cameron, and later Rockdale, Milam the members
county, until his death, which occurred Jan- Judge and h
uary 25, 1885. His life was devoted to the sixty cases, c
practice of medicine, in which he met with of, with man
reasonable financial success and did a vast the proceedi
amount of good for his fellow man, being ac- that only one
counted among his neighbors and associates was affirmne(
in the profession an excellent physician. His June, 1892 I
widow is still living, an estimable lady, a de- cratic nomini
scendant of an old and honorable family of Q. Mills' old
middle Georgia, daughter of Milton Grant seat in the L
Davis, who was a prosperous planter of ante- distinguished
bellumn days and cousin of ex-Governor Senate. Mr
Hubbard of this State. was too shor
Edwin LeRoy Antony, the subject of this reputation, I
sketch, is the only surviving child of Milton tunity, he i
and Margaret F. Antony, and was born in his constitu
Burke county, Georgia, January 5, 1852. gress that,
His boyhood and youth were passed at Colum- for the differ
bia, this State, in the schools of which place he was a worth]
received his early education. He attended moner.
Austin College at Huntsville and the old Mr. Anton
military institution at Bastrop, finishing at done his par
the University of Georgia, at which he grad- and on the p
3, after a four years' course. lie
1 January 8, 1874, was admitted
Cameron, where he at once took
tice and has since steadily folly
has won some distinction in
n, having shown an aptitude for
I that possessed by the average
HIe has been busy also in poli.
been honored several times with
was elected County Attorney of
Lty, in February, 1876, which
leld until November, 1878, disduties
acceptably to the people.
ig terni of the Milamn Conntvy
rt in 1876, Hon. W. E. Collacd
from his court on account of
ss, Mr. Antony was elected by
3 of the bar as Special District
eld the term of court. More than
fivil and criminal, were disposed
y trials, and so satisfactory were
ngs to the people and the bar
e appeal was taken, and that case
d by the Supreme Court. In
lr. Antony received the Demoation
for Congress froIn Roger
l district and was elected to the
,ower House made vacant by that
I gentleman's promotion to the
. Antony's term in this position
t to enable him to make much
)ut, so far as he enjoyed opporshowed
to the satisfaction of
tents and associates in Condue
allowance being made for
rence in age and experience, he
y successor of Texas' great conmly
is a stanch Democrat and has
ty good service both in council
)ublic platform. He is a ready
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