The New Student's Reference Work/Curry, Jabez Lamar Monroe

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Curry, Jabez Lamar Monroe (1825-1903), American educator, lawyer and minister, was born in Lincoln County, Georgia. He was a member of the Confederate Congress. After the war he became a minister, and later professor of law at Richmond College. For four years (1881-85), he acted as general agent of the Peabody Educational Fund and later was chairman of the Educational Committee of the Slater Fund. From 1885 to 1888 he represented the U. S. as minister at Madrid. His published writings embrace a treatise on Constitutional Government in Spain, a memoir of William Ewart Gladstone and a work, issued in 1894, on The Southern States of the American Union. Besides a History of the Peabody Educational Fund, he wrote a work on Establishment and Disestablishment in the United States.