Historic Markers Across Georgia



Governor Thomas W. Hardwick



Marker ID: GHM 150-9
Location: Courthouse in Sandersville, GA
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 32° 58.99    W 082° 48.686
  32.98317    -82.81144
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6DKQ
Governor Thomas W. Hardwick Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Governor Thomas William Hardwick, lawyer and statesman, spent most of his life in this city. Born in Thomasville, Dec. 9, 1872, he graduated from Mercer in 1892 and from Lumpkin Law School, U. of Ga., in `93, in which year he was admitted to the bar. He was Prosecuting Attorney for Washington County from 1895 to `97 and a Member of the Legislature from `98 to 1902. He served in Congress from 1903 to 1914 when he was elected to the Senate serving until 1919. He was Governor of Georgia from 1921 to `23 and appointed to the U.S. Senate Mrs. Rebecca Latimer Felton, first woman Senator in U.S. history. He died Jan. 31, 1944

GHM 150-9 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955



 

 

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