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Henderson Lovelace Lanham

Born: Sep 14, 1888

Death: Nov 10, 1957

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Henderson Lovelace Lanham

Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1888
Date of Death : Nov 10, 1957
Birth Place : United States of America

Henderson Lovelace Lanham was an American politician and lawyer. Lanham was born in Rome, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia in Athens where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Phi Kappa Literary Society. Lanham graduated with an Bachelor of Arts in 1910 and Bachelor of Law degree with honors in 1911. He also graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1912. Lanham served as the chairman of the board of education in Rome in 1918 and 1919. In 1929, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives and served until 1933. Lanham was re-elected to that body in 1937 and served until 1940. He was elected as the solicitor general of Rome judicial circuit from 1941 to 1946. Later in 1946 Lanham was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives and served until he was killed in an automobile accident in 1957 in Rome. He was buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in that same city. A staunch segregationist, in 1956, Lanham signed "The Southern Manifesto."


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