Augustus Octavius Bacon

politician (1839-1914)

Augustus Octavius Bacon (October 20, 1839 – February 14, 1914) was an American politician. He was a Democratic Party U.S. Senator from Georgia. He was also President pro tempore of the United States Senate. He was a supporter of segregation.[1]

Augustus Octavius Bacon
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
August 14, 1911 – February 15, 1913
Preceded byWilliam P. Frye
Succeeded byJacob H. Gallinger
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
March 4, 1895 – February 14, 1914
Preceded byPatrick Walsh
Succeeded byWilliam S. West
Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives
In office
1873-1874 1877-1881
Preceded byJoseph B. Cumming (first term)
Thomas Hardeman Jr. (second term)
Succeeded byThomas Hardeman Jr. (first term)
Louis F. Garrard (second term)
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1839-10-20)October 20, 1839
Bryan County, Georgia, U.S.
DiedFebruary 14, 1914(1914-02-14) (aged 74)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Georgia
University of Georgia School of Law
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States
Branch/service Confederate States Army
RankConfederate States of America Captain.png Captain
Unit9th Georgia Infantry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War


  1. Stephanie Barron, Jessica Carrier, Chad Moore, William Sanders, and Andrew Smith, "The Case over Baconsfield Park," Remembering the Civil Rights Movement, c. 2012.