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Luther Judson Glenn
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1818
Death: Jun. 9, 1886

Luther Judson Glenn (November 26, 1818 June 9, 1886) was a prominent Georgia lawyer, politician, Confederate officer during the American Civil War, and antebellum Mayor of Atlanta.

He attended the University of Georgia where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Literary Society and graduated in 1841. He was married to Mildred Lewis Cobb, a younger sister of Generals Howell and Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb (Howell Cobb later served as Governor of Georgia). An attorney, Glenn represented Henry County in the state legislature as a Democrat before arriving in Atlanta in 1851. Six years later, he was elected mayor and served two consecutive one-year terms. He was the first mayor to appoint regular committees in council for the various functions of city governance: Fire, Streets, Finance, and so on.

In March 1861, the Southern states that had seceded from the Union appointed special commissioners to travel to those other slaveholding Southern states that had yet to secede. Glenn served as the Commissioner from Georgia to the Missouri Secession Convention, publicly reading Georgia's Articles of Secession and trying to persuade Missouri politicians to vote to join Georgia in seceding from the Union.

During the Civil War, he served first as the company commander of C Company, Cobb's Legion (Infantry), and subsequently as Lt. Colonel of Cobb's Legion. He finished the war as the commander of the Post of Atlanta. In that position, he surrendered the remaining Confederate troops of Atlanta to Col. Beroth B. Eggleston of the 1st Ohio Cavalry on May 3, 1865.

He remained in Atlanta until his death and was buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, Georgia.

Of his sons, Howell Cobb Glenn, a lawyer, died young in 1890 and John Thomas Glenn, also an attorney, served as mayor of Atlanta from 1889 to 1891. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mildred Lewis Cobb Glenn (1820 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  John Thomas Glenn (1844 - 1899)*
  Howell Cobb Glenn (1852 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oconee Hill Cemetery
Athens
Clarke County
Georgia, USA
Plot: WH 72
 
Maintained by: Glen Spurlock
Originally Created by: Ed Saye
Record added: Apr 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26410732
Luther Judson Glenn
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Luther Judson Glenn
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Luther Judson Glenn
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- Georgia Girl
 Added: Nov. 26, 2013
Bless you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace. Deo Vindice.
- Larry Van Horn, SCV
 Added: Mar. 19, 2012
 
 
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