Historic Markers Across Georgia



Speaker Crisp



Marker ID: GHM 129-5
Location: 139 Taylor Street, Americus, GA
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 32° 4.116    W 084° 13.739
  32.06860618    -84.22897508
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMACFV
Speaker Crisp Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Charles Frederick Crisp (1845-1896), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, built this house in the 1880`s. A native of England and a veteran of service with the Confederate States Army, he had a distinguished career as judge of the Southwestern Judicial Circuit and as a member of Congress. He was elected to the U.S. Senate a short time before his death, but did not live to take the oath of office. His son, Charles Robert Crisp (1870-1937), received an interim appointment to fill his father`s seat in the House of Representatives and was later elected in his own right.

GHM 129-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1960




Speaker Crisp
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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