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Fulton County
Georgia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Fulton County

Index to Locations

  • Atlanta Unknown location
  • Atlanta All Saints Episcopal Church
  • Atlanta John Wesley Dobbs Plaza
  • Atlanta King Center Grounds
  • Atlanta Lincoln Cemetery
  • Atlanta Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Atlanta Oakland Cemetery
  • Atlanta South View Cemetery
  • Atlanta State Capitol Grounds
  • Atlanta Westview Cemetery
  • Sandy Springs, Atlanta Arlington Memorial Park


    Unknown Location
    Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Summerfield Bigby (1832-1898) — also known as John S. Bigby — of Newnan, Coweta County, Ga. Born near Newnan, Coweta County, Ga., February 13, 1832. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1867-68; superior court judge in Georgia, 1868-71; U.S. Representative from Georgia 3rd District, 1871-73; U.S. Attorney for Georgia, 1880-83. Slaveowner. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., March 28, 1898 (age 66 years, 43 days). Interment somewhere.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    All Saints Episcopal Church
    Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Elbert Parr Tuttle (1897-1996) — also known as Elbert P. Tuttle — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 17, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1948, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee); Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1954-68; took senior status 1968. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., June 23, 1996 (age 98 years, 342 days). Interment at All Saints Episcopal Church.
      The Elbert P. Tuttle U.S. Court of Appeals Building (built 1910, renamed 1989), in Atlanta, Georgia, is named for him.
      Books about Elbert Tuttle: Jack Bass, Unlikely Heroes — Anne Emanuel, Elbert Parr Tuttle: Chief Jurist of the Civil Rights Revolution


    John Wesley Dobbs Plaza
    Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      John Wesley Dobbs (1882-1961) — also known as J. W. Dobbs — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Marietta, Cobb County, Ga., March 6, 1882. Republican. Co-founder of the Atlanta Negro Voters League, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee). African ancestry. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., August 30, 1961 (age 79 years, 177 days). Interment at South View Cemetery; statue at John Wesley Dobbs Plaza.
      Presumably named for: John Wesley
      Relatives: Married 1906 to Irene Ophelia Thompson (1885-1972); grandfather of Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. (1938-2003).
      John Wesley Dobbs Avenue (formerly Houston Street), and Dobbs Elementary School, Atlanta, Georgia, are named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    King Center Grounds
    Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
    Coretta Scott King Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) — also known as Coretta Scott — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Heiberger, Perry County, Ala., April 27, 1927. Democrat. Speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1984, 1988. Female. African ancestry. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2011. Died in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, January 30, 2006 (age 78 years, 278 days). Entombed at King Center Grounds.
      Relatives: Daughter of Obediah Scott (1899-1998) and Bernice (McMurray) Scott (1904-1996); married, June 18, 1953, to Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968).
      Cross-reference: Joseph E. Lowery
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail — National Women's Hall of Fame
      Books about Coretta Scott King: Edythe Scott Bagley, Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King
      Image source: Library of Congress


    Lincoln Cemetery
    Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Hosea Lorenzo Williams (1926-2000) — also known as Hosea Williams — of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Attapulgus, Decatur County, Ga., January 5, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; walked with a cane due to wartime injury; ordained minister; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1972; member of Georgia state house of representatives 54th District, 1975-85; candidate for mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1989. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Phi Beta Sigma; Elks; Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion. Civil rights leader; active in sit-ins and protest marches in Savannah and elsewhere; arrested at least 135 times. As Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "field general" in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, led the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march which helped galvanize support for Black voting rights. In 1968, he was present at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., when King was assassinated. Convicted in 1981 of leaving the scene of an accident, and jailed for six months. Died, of cancer, at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., November 16, 2000 (age 74 years, 316 days). Entombed at Lincoln Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Juanita Elizabeth Terry Williams (1925-2000).
      Personal motto: "Unbought and unbossed."
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Juanita Elizabeth Terry Williams (1925-2000) — of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga. Born January 3, 1925. Member of Georgia state house of representatives 54th District, 1985-93. Female. African ancestry. Died, of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (a type of anemia), at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., August 23, 2000 (age 75 years, 233 days). Entombed at Lincoln Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Hosea Lorenzo Williams (1926-2000).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Leavell Moses (1856-1913) — also known as Charles L. Moses — of Turin, Coweta County, Ga. Born near Turin, Coweta County, Ga., May 2, 1856. Democrat. School teacher and principal; farmer; U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1891-97; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1900-04. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., October 10, 1913 (age 57 years, 161 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakland Cemetery
    248 Oakland Ave. S.E.
    Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
    Founded 1850
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1976
    Politicians buried here:
    Hoke Smith Michael Hoke Smith (1855-1931) — also known as M. Hoke Smith — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Newton, Catawba County, N.C., September 2, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1893-96; Governor of Georgia, 1907-09, 1911; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1911-21. Presbyterian. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., November 27, 1931 (age 76 years, 86 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hildreth Hosea Smith (1820-1908) and Mary Brent (Hoke) Smith (1834-1911); married to Marion Birdie Cobb (1860-1919; daughter of Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb (1823-1862)); grandson of Michael Hoke; grandnephew of John Franklin Hoke; first cousin once removed of William Alexander Hoke.
      Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Jackson-Lee family; Lee-Randolph family; Washington-Walker family of Virginia; Lumpkin family of Athens, Georgia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Hoke Smith High School (opened 1923 as junior high, became high school 1947, closed 1985), in Atlanta, Georgia, was named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Hoke Smith (built 1943 at Savannah, Georgia; scrapped 1967) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: New York World, March 5, 1893
      Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894) — also known as Joseph E. Brown; Joe Brown — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in a log cabin in Pickens District (now Pickens County), S.C., April 15, 1821. Republican. Member of Georgia state senate, 1849; circuit judge in Georgia, 1855; Governor of Georgia, 1857-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1868; chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1868-70; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1880-91. Slaveowner. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., November 30, 1894 (age 73 years, 229 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Joseph Mackey Brown (1851-1932).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      John Brown Gordon (1832-1904) — also known as John B. Gordon — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Upson County, Ga., February 6, 1832. Democrat. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1868; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1873-80, 1891-97; Governor of Georgia, 1886-90. Slaveowner. Died in Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., January 9, 1904 (age 71 years, 337 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Gordon State College, Barnesville, Georgia, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS John B. Gordon (built 1943 at Brunswick, Georgia; scrapped 1961) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
    Benjamin H. Hill Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823-1882) — also known as Benjamin H. Hill — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Jasper County, Ga., September 14, 1823. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1851; candidate for Governor of Georgia, 1857; delegate to Georgia secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Georgia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Senator from Georgia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; U.S. Representative from Georgia 9th District, 1875-77; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1877-82; died in office 1882. Slaveowner. Died of cancer in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., August 16, 1882 (age 58 years, 336 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Hugh Lawson White Hill (1810-1892).
      Ben Hill County, Ga. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
      William Ezzard (1799-1887) — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Georgia, 1799. Circuit judge in Georgia, 1840-44; dry goods merchant; mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1856-58, 1860-61, 1870-71; member of Georgia state senate, 1863-65. Died March 24, 1887 (age about 87 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Alexander Campbell King (1856-1926) — also known as Alexander C. King — Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., December 7, 1856. Lawyer; attorney for railroads; U.S. Solicitor General, 1918-20; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1920-25. Died in Flat Rock, Henderson County, N.C., July 26, 1926 (age 69 years, 231 days). Entombed at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of J. Gadsden King and Caroline Clifford (Postell) King; married to Alice May Fowler.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Logan Edwin Bleckley (1827-1907) — also known as Logan E. Bleckley — of Clarkesville, Habersham County, Ga. Born in Rabun County, Ga., July 3, 1827. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1875-80; chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1887-94. Methodist. Died in Clarkesville, Habersham County, Ga., March 6, 1907 (age 79 years, 246 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Bleckley and Catharine Bleckley; married 1857 to Clara Caroline Haralson; married 1893 to Chloe Herring.
      Bleckley County, Ga. is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article
    Joseph M. Brown Joseph Mackey Brown (1851-1932) — also known as Joseph M. Brown — of Marietta, Cobb County, Ga. Born in Canton, Cherokee County, Ga., December 28, 1851. Democrat. Governor of Georgia, 1909-11, 1912-13. Baptist. Member, Chi Phi. Died March 3, 1932 (age 80 years, 66 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894) and Elizabeth (Grisham) Brown; married, February 12, 1889, to Cora A. McCord.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1908
      Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. (1938-2003) — also known as Maynard H. Jackson; "Buzzy" — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., March 23, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1968; mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1974-82, 1990-94; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1976, 1980, 1996, 2000; Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1992; member of Democratic National Committee from Georgia, 1993. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Phi Beta Kappa. Collapsed (heart attack) after getting off a plane at Reagan National Airport, and died soon after, at Virginia Medical Center, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., June 23, 2003 (age 65 years, 92 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Maynard Jackson, Sr. and Irene Dobbs Jackson; married, December 30, 1965, to Burnella Hayes 'Bunnie' Burke; married 1977 to Valerie Richardson; grandson of John Wesley Dobbs (1882-1961).
      See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
      John F. Mims (1815-1856) — of Atlanta, DeKalb County (now Fulton County), Ga. Born November 10, 1815. Mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1853; resigned 1853. Died April 30, 1856 (age 40 years, 172 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article
      John Marshall Slaton (1866-1955) — also known as John M. Slaton — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Meriwether County, Ga., December 25, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1896-1909; member of Georgia state senate, 1909-11; Governor of Georgia, 1911-12, 1913-15. Died January 11, 1955 (age 88 years, 17 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Oakland Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Marshall
      Relatives: Son of William Franklin Slaton and Nancy June (Martin) Slaton; married, July 12, 1898, to Sarah Frances Grant.
      See also National Governors Association biography
    William J. Northen William Jonathan Northen (1835-1913) — also known as William J. Northen — of Georgia. Born in Jones County, Ga., July 9, 1835. School teacher and principal; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1877, 1880; member of Georgia state senate, 1884; Governor of Georgia, 1890-94. Baptist. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., March 25, 1913 (age 77 years, 259 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1860 to Martha Moss Neel (1839-1918).
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      Moses W. Formwalt (1820-1852) — of Atlanta, DeKalb County (now Fulton County), Ga. Born in Tennessee, 1820. Tinsmith; mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1848-49; deputy sheriff. Stabbed and killed by a prisoner he was escorting, in May, 1852 (age about 31 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article
      George Hillyer (1835-1927) — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Athens, Clarke County, Ga., March 17, 1835. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Georgia state senate, 1870-74; superior court judge in Georgia, 1877; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1884, 1892; mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1885-87. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., October 2, 1927 (age 92 years, 199 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jane Selina (Watkins) Hillyer (1807-1880) and Junius Hillyer (1807-1886); married 1867 to Ellen Emily Cooley (1839-1930).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Franklin Bomar (1816-1868) — also known as Benjamin F. Bomar — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., August 9, 1816. Physician; newspaper publisher; mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1849-50; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died February 1, 1868 (age 51 years, 176 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      See also Wikipedia article
      Osborne Augustus Lochrane (1829-1887) — also known as O. A. Lochrane — Born in Ireland, 1829. Chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1871-72. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., 1887 (age about 58 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Kent McCay (1820-1886) — of Georgia. Born in Northumberland County, Pa., January 8, 1820. Republican. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1868; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1868-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1868 (member, Resolutions Committee); U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, 1882-86; died in office 1886. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., July 30, 1886 (age 66 years, 203 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell (1821-1891) — also known as Lucius J. Gartrell — of Washington, Wilkes County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born near Washington, Wilkes County, Ga., January 7, 1821. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1847-51; Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1856; U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1857-61; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Georgia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1877; candidate for Governor of Georgia, 1882. Slaveowner. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., April 7, 1891 (age 70 years, 90 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Choice Boswell Randell (1857-1945).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Nathaniel Job Hammond (1833-1899) — also known as Nathaniel J. Hammond — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Elbert County, Ga., December 26, 1833. Democrat. Delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1865, 1877; Georgia state attorney general, 1872-77; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1879-87. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., April 20, 1899 (age 65 years, 115 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Patillo Farrow (1834-1907) — also known as Henry P. Farrow — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Gainesville, Hall County, Ga. Born in Laurens County, S.C., January 24, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; Georgia state attorney general, 1868-72; U.S. Attorney for Georgia, 1876-80; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1876; postmaster at Gainesville, Ga., 1901. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., February 10, 1907 (age 73 years, 17 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Patillo Farrow (1796-1849) and Jane Strather (James) Farrow (1796-1880); brother of James Farrow (1827-1892); married to Cornelia Finch Simpson (1836-1904).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Foster Blodgett Jr. (1826-1877) — of Augusta, Richmond County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., January 15, 1826. Republican. Bridgekeeper; mayor of Augusta, Ga., 1859-61, 1867-68; defeated, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Augusta, Ga., 1865-69; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1867; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1868. Died, from typhoid fever, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., November 12, 1877 (age 51 years, 301 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Foster Blodgett and Susan Eliza (Perdue) Blodgett; married, May 5, 1846, to Louisa Maria Foster (1828-1859; daughter of John Foster; sister of Henry Clay Foster); married to Emma Pool (1843-1882); father of Edwin Ford Blodgett and Jessie Eloise Blodgett (1860-1892; who married Ephraim Tweedy); first cousin of Henry Williams Blodgett (1821-1905) and Asiel Z. Blodgett; first cousin once removed of Henry Williams Blodgett (1876-1959); second cousin once removed of Dwight Oscar Whedon (born1873); fourth cousin of Frank Dickinson Blodgett; fourth cousin once removed of Abijah Blodget.
      Political families: Blodgett-Whedon family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Junius Hillyer (1807-1886) — of Monroe, Walton County, Ga. Born in Wilkes County, Ga., April 23, 1807. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Georgia, 1841-45; U.S. Representative from Georgia 6th District, 1851-55; Solictor, U.S. Treasury, 1857-61. Slaveowner. Died in Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., June 21, 1886 (age 79 years, 59 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jane Selina Watkins (1807-1880); father of George Hillyer (1835-1927).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John William Jones (1806-1871) — of Georgia. Born in Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., April 14, 1806. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1837; U.S. Representative from Georgia 3rd District, 1847-49. Slaveowner. Died April 27, 1871 (age 65 years, 13 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Marshall Johnson Wellborn (1808-1874) — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born near Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga., May 29, 1808. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1833-34; superior court judge in Georgia, 1838-42; U.S. Representative from Georgia 2nd District, 1849-51; ordained minister. Baptist. Died in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., October 16, 1874 (age 66 years, 140 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Crawford Freeman (1819-1885) — of Griffin, Spalding County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Clinton, Jones County, Ga., April 1, 1819. Republican. U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1873-75. Slaveowner. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., September 3, 1885 (age 66 years, 155 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ezekiel Slaughter Candler (1815-1869) — also known as Ezekiel S. Candler — of Georgia. Born in Richmond County, Ga., August 5, 1815. Georgia state comptroller general, 1849-54. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., January 12, 1869 (age 53 years, 160 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Gill Candler (1779-1816) and Sarah (Slaughter) Candler (1784-1865); brother of Samuel Charles Candler and Daniel Gill Candler (1812-1887); married to Jane S. Williams (1815-1889); father of William Ezekiel Candler; uncle of Allen Daniel Candler, Milton Anthony Candler, Asa Griggs Candler and John Slaughter Candler; grandson of William Candler; grandfather of Thomas Slaughter Candler; granduncle of Charles Murphey Candler and Ezekiel Samuel Candler Jr.; great-granduncle of George Scott Candler.
      Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Edwin F. Blodgett Edwin Ford Blodgett (1849-1912) — also known as Edwin F. Blodgett — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., July 10, 1849. Republican. Railway conductor; purchasing agent; postmaster at Atlanta, Ga., 1902-10; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1908. Baptist. Died, from cirrhosis of the liver, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., October 3, 1912 (age 63 years, 85 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Foster Blodgett Jr. and Louisa Maria (Foster) Blodgett (1828-1858); half-brother of Jessie Eloise Blodgett (1860-1892; who married Ephraim Tweedy); married to Mary Johnston (1858-1935); nephew of Henry Clay Foster; grandson of John Foster; first cousin once removed of Henry Williams Blodgett (1821-1905) and Asiel Z. Blodgett; second cousin of Henry Williams Blodgett (1876-1959); third cousin of Dwight Oscar Whedon (born1873); fourth cousin once removed of Frank Dickinson Blodgett.
      Political families: Blodgett-Whedon family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Atlanta Costitution, February 23, 1902
      Clement Anselm Evans (1833-1911) — also known as Clement A. Evans — of Georgia. Born in Stewart County, Ga., March 25, 1833. State court judge in Georgia, 1854; member of Georgia state senate, 1859; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Methodist minister. Methodist. Member, United Confederate Veterans. Died July 2, 1911 (age 78 years, 99 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Evans County, Ga. is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Burdine Hill (1850-1917) — of Georgia. Born in Georgia, March 27, 1850. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1890-91. Killed when struck by a railroad train, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., December 3, 1917 (age 67 years, 251 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Alexander H. Stephens Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883) — also known as Alexander H. Stephens; "The Little Pale Star from Georgia" — of Crawfordville, Taliaferro County, Ga. Born near Crawfordville, Taliaferro County, Ga., February 11, 1812. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1836; member of Georgia state senate, 1842; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1843-59, 1873-82 (at-large 1843-45, 7th District 1845-53, 8th District 1853-59, 1873-82); Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1860; delegate to Georgia secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Georgia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Vice President of the Confederacy, 1861-65; arrested for treason in May 1865, and held for five months at Fort Warren; Governor of Georgia, 1882-83; died in office 1883. Slaveowner. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., March 4, 1883 (age 71 years, 21 days). Original interment and cenotaph at Oakland Cemetery; reinterment at Alexander H. Stephens Memorial State Park, Crawfordville, Ga.
      Presumably named for: Alexander Hamilton
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Baskins Stephens (1782-1826) and Margaret (Grier) Stephens (1786-1812); half-brother of Linton Stephens (1823-1872); great-granduncle of Robert Grier Stephens Jr..
      Political family: Stephens family of Crawfordville and Atlanta, Georgia.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander H. Stephens (built 1942 at Houston, Texas; scrapped 1973) was named for him.
      Politician named for him: Alexander S. Clay
      Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on Confederate States $20 notes in 1861-64.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Alexander H. Stephens: Thomas E. Schott, Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia : A Biography — William C. Davis, The Union That Shaped the Confederacy: Robert Toombs and Alexander H. Stephens
      Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)


    South View Cemetery
    Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Wesley Dobbs (1882-1961) — also known as J. W. Dobbs — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Marietta, Cobb County, Ga., March 6, 1882. Republican. Co-founder of the Atlanta Negro Voters League, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee). African ancestry. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., August 30, 1961 (age 79 years, 177 days). Interment at South View Cemetery; statue at John Wesley Dobbs Plaza.
      Presumably named for: John Wesley
      Relatives: Married 1906 to Irene Ophelia Thompson (1885-1972); grandfather of Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. (1938-2003).
      John Wesley Dobbs Avenue (formerly Houston Street), and Dobbs Elementary School, Atlanta, Georgia, are named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    State Capitol Grounds
    Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Richard Brevard Russell Jr. (1897-1971) — also known as Richard B. Russell, Jr. — of Winder, Barrow County, Ga. Born in Winder, Barrow County, Ga., November 2, 1897. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Barrow County, 1921-31; Speaker of the Georgia State House of Representatives, 1927-31; Governor of Georgia, 1931-33; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1933-71; died in office 1971; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1952; member, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Kiwanis; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; American Legion; Forty and Eight; American Bar Association. Died in Washington, D.C., January 21, 1971 (age 73 years, 80 days). Interment at Russell Memorial Park, Winder, Ga.; statue at State Capitol Grounds.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Brevard Russell (1861-1938) and Ina (Dillard) Russell (1868-1953); brother of Robert Lee Russell; uncle of Robert Lee Russell Jr..
      Political family: Russell family of Winder, Georgia.
      The Russell Senate Office Building (built 1903-08; named 1972), in Washington, D.C., is named for him.  — The Richard B. Russell Federal Building and Courthouse (built 1978-79), in Atlanta, Georgia, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books about Richard B. Russell, Jr.: Gilbert C. Fite, Richard B. Russell, Jr., Senator from Georgia — Sally Russell, Richard Brevard Russell, Jr.: A Life of Consequence


    Westview Cemetery
    Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
    John Temple Graves John Temple Graves (1856-1925) — of Florida; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Willington, Abbeville District (now McCormick County), S.C., November 9, 1856. Newspaper editor; orator; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1884; Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1888; Independence candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1908; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1912. Died in Washington, D.C., August 8, 1925 (age 68 years, 272 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gen. James Porterfield Graves (1820-1914) and Katherine Floride (Townes) Graves (1827-1858); married, April 17, 1878, to Mattie E. Simpson; married, December 30, 1890, to Annie E. Cothran; great-grandnephew of John Caldwell Calhoun; first cousin twice removed of John Alfred Calhoun; first cousin thrice removed of John Ewing Colhoun and Joseph Calhoun; second cousin twice removed of Andrew Pickens (1779-1838) and Floride Calhoun; third cousin once removed of Francis Wilkinson Pickens; fourth cousin once removed of William Francis Calhoun.
      Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1908
    William B. Hartsfield William Berry Hartsfield (1890-1971) — also known as William B. Hartsfield — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., March 1, 1890. Mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1937-41, 1942-62. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., February 22, 1971 (age 80 years, 358 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Green Hartsfield (1849-1918) and Victoria (Dagnall) Hartsfield (1853-1936); married 1913 to Pearl Williams (1886-1972); married 1962 to Tollie Starr Bedenbaugh (1922-1984); fourth cousin of John Frederick Hartsfield (1884-1953).
      Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (opened 1925 as Candler Field; renamed 1942 as Atlanta Municipal Airport; renamed 1971 as William B. Hartsfield Atlanta Airport; renamed 2003 as Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport), in Fulton and Clayton counties, Georgia, is partly named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about William B. Hartsfield: Harold H. Martin, William Berry Hartsfield : Mayor of Atlanta
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Hugh Manson Dorsey (1871-1948) — also known as Hugh M. Dorsey — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Ga., July 10, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; Governor of Georgia, 1917-21. Methodist. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died June 11, 1948 (age 76 years, 337 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rufus Thomas Dorsey and Sarah Matilda (Bennett) Dorsey; married, June 29, 1911, to Adair Wilkinson.
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
      Asa Griggs Candler (1851-1929) — also known as Asa G. Candler — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Villa Rica, Carroll County, Ga., December 30, 1851. Druggist; founder of the Coca-Cola beverage company; mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1917-19. Suffered a stroke in 1926, did not recover, and died in Wesley Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., March 12, 1929 (age 77 years, 72 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Charles Candler and Martha Bernetta (Beall) Candler (1819-1897); brother of Milton Anthony Candler (1837-1909) and John Slaughter Candler; married, January 15, 1878, to Lucy Elizabeth Howard (1859-1919); married 1923 to May Little Ragin; nephew of Daniel Gill Candler and Ezekiel Slaughter Candler; uncle of Charles Murphey Candler and Ezekiel Samuel Candler Jr.; granduncle of George Scott Candler; great-grandson of William Candler; first cousin of Allen Daniel Candler and William Ezekiel Candler; first cousin once removed of Thomas Slaughter Candler.
      Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
      Candler Field airport (opened 1925; now the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport), in Fulton County, Georgia, was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Asa G. Candler: Kathryn W. Kemp, God's Capitalist: Asa Candler of Coca-Cola — Charles Howard Candler, Asa Griggs Candler: Founder of Coca-Cola
      Isaac Newton Ragsdale (1859-1937) — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Paulding County, Ga., July 25, 1859. Mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1927-31. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., November 27, 1937 (age 78 years, 125 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Isaac Newton
      Relatives: Son of Sanders Walker Ragsdale (1809-1896) and Sarah (Haygood) Ragsdale (1813-1897); married, October 9, 1882, to Mary E. Huff (1861-1952).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Bond Almand (1894-1985) — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Lithonia, DeKalb County, Ga., January 13, 1894. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Fulton County, 1935-36; superior court judge in Georgia, 1942-43, 1945-49; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1949-69; chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1969-72. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Nu; Phi Alpha Delta; Omicron Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Junior Order; Kiwanis. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., May 13, 1985 (age 91 years, 120 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander James Almand (1852-1932) and Clara Emily (Bond) Almand (1860-1913); married, June 18, 1932, to Helen Whitefoot Barnett (1900-1996); grandson of William Parks Bond (1832-1898).
      Ivan Earnest Allen Jr. (1911-2003) — also known as Ivan Allen, Jr. — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., March 15, 1911. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; executive assistant to Gov. Ellis Arnall, 1945-46; mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1962-70. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Rotary. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., July 1, 2003 (age 92 years, 108 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ivan Earnest Allen, Sr. (born1877) and Irene (Beaumont) Allen; married, January 1, 1936, to Louise Richardson; father of Ivan Allen III (c.1939-1992; suicide).
      John Sanford Cohen (1870-1935) — also known as John S. Cohen — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., February 26, 1870. Democrat. Member of Democratic National Committee from Georgia, 1924-; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1932-33. Episcopalian. Jewish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., May 13, 1935 (age 65 years, 76 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Lawrence Sabyllia Camp (1898-1947) — also known as Lawrence S. Camp — of Fairburn, Campbell County (now Fulton County), Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Fairburn, Fulton County, Ga., November 20, 1898. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Campbell County, 1923-24; Georgia Democratic state chair, 1930-32; Georgia state attorney general, 1932-33; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, 1934-42; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1938. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Junior Order. Died May 5, 1947 (age 48 years, 166 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Rudicil Camp and Eugenia Sabyllia (Smith) Camp; married, June 25, 1918, to Rubye Tanner.
      Stirling Price Gilbert (1862-1951) — also known as S. Price Gilbert — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Stewart County, Ga., January 31, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1888-93; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1900; superior court judge in Georgia, 1908-16; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1916-36. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Rotary; American Bar Association. Died August 28, 1951 (age 89 years, 209 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jasper Newton Gilbert and Sarah Louise (Redding) Gilbert; married 1895 to Mary Howard.
      Benjamin Frank Whelchel (1895-1954) — also known as B. Frank Whelchel — of Gainesville, Hall County, Ga. Born in Lumpkin County, Ga., December 16, 1895. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Georgia 9th District, 1935-45. Died May 11, 1954 (age 58 years, 146 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Westview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Slaughter Candler (1861-1941) — also known as John S. Candler — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Villa Rica, Carroll County, Ga., October 22, 1861. Democrat. Superior court judge in Georgia, 1896-1902; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1902-06; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1912. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died in Fulton County, Ga., December 9, 1941 (age 80 years, 48 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Charles Candler and Martha Bernetta (Beall) Candler (1819-1897); brother of Milton Anthony Candler (1837-1909) and Asa Griggs Candler; married, January 16, 1884, to Margaret Louise 'Lula' Garnie (1862-1905); married 1906 to Florida 'Florrie' (George) Anderson; nephew of Daniel Gill Candler and Ezekiel Slaughter Candler; uncle of Charles Murphey Candler and Ezekiel Samuel Candler Jr.; granduncle of George Scott Candler; great-grandson of William Candler; first cousin of Allen Daniel Candler and William Ezekiel Candler; first cousin once removed of Thomas Slaughter Candler.
      Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Laurent de Give (1828-1910) — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Belgium, January 31, 1828. Lawyer; Consul for Belgium in Atlanta, Ga., 1860-1903; opera house proprietor; movie theater owner. Catholic. Belgian ancestry. Member, Elks. Died in Rockledge, Brevard County, Fla., March 17, 1910 (age 82 years, 45 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Marie Pauline Bemelmans (1834-1912); father of Henry Leon de Give (1868-1948); grandfather of Henry Leon de Give Jr..
      Political family: DeGive family of Atlanta, Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Leon de Give (1868-1948) — also known as H. L. de Give — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in West Virginia, August 3, 1868. Honorary Consul for Belgium in Atlanta, Ga., 1910-44. Belgian ancestry. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., February 8, 1948 (age 79 years, 189 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Laurent de Give and Marie Pauline (Bemelmans) de Give (1834-1912); married to Katherine Ransford (1876-1958); father of Henry Leon de Give Jr. (1907-2001).
      Political family: DeGive family of Atlanta, Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Paul Edward Rapier (1875-1937) — also known as Paul E. Rapier — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Alabama, August 28, 1875. Democrat. Newspaper advertising manager; alternate delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Alabama, 1896; Consul for Costa Rica in Mobile, Ala., 1900-07; accountant. Died, from pneumonia and diphtheria, along with myocarditis, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., January 18, 1937 (age 61 years, 143 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Lawrence Rapier (1842-1905) and Regina (Demouy) Rapier (1851-1932); married to Mary Clare Moran (1885-1973).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Simpson Reid (1860-1915) — of Palmetto, Campbell County (now Fulton County), Ga.; Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga. Born in November, 1860. Superior court judge in Georgia, 1913-15. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a heart attack, in Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., June 7, 1915 (age 54 years, 0 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Simpson Reid and Catherine Matilda (Whiteside) Reid; brother of Harry Maurelle Reid (born1853); married to Hettie Handley (1859-1934); nephew of John Lafayette Reid; uncle of Charles Simpson Reid; first cousin of William W. Murray.
      Political family: Reid family of Atlanta, Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Leon de Give Jr. (1907-2001) — also known as Henry L. de Give, Jr. — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., February 28, 1907. Honorary Consul for Belgium in Atlanta, Ga., 1959. Belgian and Irish ancestry. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., January 12, 2001 (age 93 years, 319 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Leon de Give and Katherine (Ransford) de Give (1876-1958); grandson of Laurent de Give (1828-1910).
      Political family: DeGive family of Atlanta, Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ephraim Mikell Seabrook (1820-1895) — of Bluffton, Beaufort District (now Beaufort County), S.C. Born in Edisto Island, Colleton District (now Charleston County), S.C., November 10, 1820. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Luke's, 1860-62. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., November 24, 1895 (age 75 years, 14 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ephraim Mikell Seabrook (1797-1846) and Elizabeth Mary (Hanahan) Seabrook (1802-1888); married 1840 to Caroline Amelia Boulow (1825-1846); married 1854 to Mary Ann 'Mariann' DuBose (1830-1863); married 1865 to Louisa Green Berrien (1827-1916); first cousin once removed of George Washington Seabrook; second cousin once removed of Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook; second cousin twice removed of Marion Wainwright Seabrook and Thomas Allen Legaré Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of George Swinton Legaré (1869-1913).
      Political family: Seabrook-Legare family of Charleston, South Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Stonewall Henry Dyer (1900-1967) — also known as Stonewall H. Dyer — of Newnan, Coweta County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Coweta County, Ga., December 17, 1900. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., September 2, 1967 (age 66 years, 259 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Henry Dyer (1866-1957) and Lavenia (Morris) Dyer (1866-1963); married, August 24, 1924, to Estelle Britticks (c.1906-1979).


    Arlington Memorial Park
    201 Mount Vernon Highway N.W.
    Sandy Springs, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Lester Garfield Maddox (1915-2003) — also known as Lester Maddox — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., September 30, 1915. Restaurant owner; became nationally known as an outspoken racial segregationist; closed his restaurant rather than serve Black customers; Governor of Georgia, 1967-71; candidate in inconclusive election, subsequently chosen 1966; Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 1971-75; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1976. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Junior Order. Died, while suffering from cancer and the effects of a fall, in a hospice at Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., June 25, 2003 (age 87 years, 268 days). Interment at Arlington Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Dean G. Maddox and Flonnie Maddox; married to Virginia Cox.
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Paul Douglas Coverdell (1939-2000) — also known as Paul Coverdell — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, January 20, 1939. Republican. Member of Georgia state senate, 1971-89; candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1977; Georgia Republican state chair, 1985-87; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1993-2000; died in office 2000. Methodist. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Director of the Peace Corps, 1989-91. Died, of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage, at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., July 18, 2000 (age 61 years, 180 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Arlington Memorial Park.
      Epitaph: "Blessed are the peacemakers."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter A. Sims (1880-1953) — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born September 19, 1880. Mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1923-27. Died November 26, 1953 (age 73 years, 68 days). Interment at Arlington Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Longstreet Weltner (1927-1992) — also known as Charles L. Weltner — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., December 17, 1927. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1963-67; superior court judge in Georgia, 1976-81; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1981-92; chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1992; died in office 1992. Presbyterian. Died August 31, 1992 (age 64 years, 258 days). Interment at Arlington Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Philip Weltner and Sally Cobb (Hull) Weltner; married, September 16, 1950, to Betty Jean Center.
      Cross-reference: Wyche Fowler, Jr.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Stephens Wood (1885-1968) — also known as John S. Wood — of Canton, Cherokee County, Ga. Born near Ball Ground, Cherokee County, Ga., February 8, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1917; superior court judge in Georgia, 1925-31; U.S. Representative from Georgia 9th District, 1931-35, 1945-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1952. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Junior Order; Redmen. Died in Marietta, Cobb County, Ga., September 12, 1968 (age 83 years, 217 days). Interment at Arlington Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Beeman Conrad (1922-1981) — also known as Robert B. Conrad — of Genoa, Nance County, Neb. Born in Schuyler, Colfax County, Neb., April 1, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1956; administrative assistant to Gov. Ralph Brooks, 1959-60; candidate in primary for Governor of Nebraska, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1960. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Phi Epsilon; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., February 22, 1981 (age 58 years, 327 days). Interment at Arlington Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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