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  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, Atlanta, Ga.
  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).
  Ellis Gibbs Arnall (1907-1992) — of Newnan, Coweta County, Ga. Born in Newnan, Coweta County, Ga., March 20, 1907. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Coweta County, 1933-36; Georgia state attorney general, 1939-43; Governor of Georgia, 1943-47; defeated, 1966 (Democratic primary); candidate 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944 (speaker); president, Dixie Insurance Co., 1948. Baptist. Member, American Judicature Society; American Bar Association; Lions; Phi Delta Phi; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Kappa Phi; Maccabees; Woodmen; Junior Order; Elks; Eagles; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Jaycees; Kiwanis; Civitan. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., December 13, 1992 (age 85 years, 268 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Gibbs Arnall (1882-1956) and Bessie Lena (Ellis) Arnall (1884-1984); married 1935 to Mildred Delaney Slemons (1908-1980); married to Ruby Hamilton (1919-2015); uncle of Joseph Arnall (1947-).
  Cross-reference: Ivan Allen, Jr.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Ellis Arnall: Harold Paulk Henderson, The Politics of Change in Georgia: A Political Biography of Ellis Arnall
  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, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of William Rudicil Camp and Eugenia Sabyllia (Smith) Camp; married, June 25, 1918, to Rubye Tanner.
  James Curran Davis (1895-1981) — also known as James C. Davis — of Stone Mountain, DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Franklin, Heard County, Ga., May 17, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from DeKalb County, 1925-28; superior court judge in Georgia, 1934-47; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1947-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1952; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1956. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; American Legion; Forty and Eight; American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Junior Order. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., December 18, 1981 (age 86 years, 215 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Benjamin Davis and Lura Viola (Mooty) Davis; married, December 26, 1932, to Mary Lou Martin.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel Marvin Griffin (1907-1982) — also known as Marvin Griffin — of Bainbridge, Decatur County, Ga. Born in Bainbridge, Decatur County, Ga., September 4, 1907. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives from Decatur County, 1935-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940, 1952; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Adjutant General of Georgia, 1944-47; president, radio station WMGR, Bainbridge, Ga., 1946; Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 1948-55; Governor of Georgia, 1955-59. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Moose; Eagles; Junior Order; Woodmen; Sigma Delta Chi; Lions. Died June 13, 1982 (age 74 years, 282 days). Interment at Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Howard Griffin (Pat) and Josie (Butler) Griffin; married 1931 to Mary Elizabeth Smith.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books about Marvin Griffin: Scott E. Buchanan, Some of the People Who Ate My Barbecue Didn't Vote for Me: The Life of Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin
  John Inzer Kelley (b. 1891) — also known as John I. Kelley — of Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Ga. Born in Lilburn, Gwinnett County, Ga., November 23, 1891. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia 9th District, 1920; private secretary to U.S. Sen. Thomas E. Watson, 1921-22; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Gwinnett County, 1925-26. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Junior Order; American Legion; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Giles Sanford Kelley and Ada (Venable) Kelley; married, June 10, 1920, to Fredna Allen.
  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, Sandy Springs, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Dean G. Maddox and Flonnie Maddox; married to Virginia Cox.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert C. Word Ramspeck (1890-1972) — also known as Robert Ramspeck — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., September 5, 1890. Democrat. Secretary to U.S. Rep. William S. Howard, 1912; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from DeKalb County, 1929-31; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1929-45. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Junior Order. Died in Castor, Bienville Parish, La., September 10, 1972 (age 82 years, 5 days). Interment at Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore R. Ramspeck and Ida (Word) Ramspeck; married, October 18, 1916, to Nobie Clay.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Malcolm Connor Tarver (1885-1960) — also known as Malcolm C. Tarver — of Dalton, Whitfield County, Ga. Born in Whitfield County, Ga., September 25, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1909-12; member of Georgia state senate, 1913-14; superior court judge in Georgia, 1917-26; U.S. Representative from Georgia 7th District, 1927-47. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Redmen; Junior Order; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Died March 5, 1960 (age 74 years, 162 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Ga.
  Relatives: Married to Jewell Colclough.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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, Sandy Springs, Atlanta, Ga.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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