James Stoddard Boynton

James Stoddard Boynton

Henry County, Georgia, USA
Death 22 Dec 1902 (aged 69)
Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia, USA
Burial Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 7960885 · View Source
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Georgia Governor. He studied law, was admitted to in 1852 and practiced law in Monticello, Georgia. At the advent of the Civil War, he enlisted as Private in the Confederate Army and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 13th Georgia Infantry Regiment. After the war, he was judge of the Griffin County Court, Mayor of Griffin, Georgia, (1869-72) and was a member and president of the Georgia Senate, (1880-83). Following the death of Governor Alexander Stephens, he was appointed as a Democrat the 51st Governor of Georgia, serving March 4, 1883 to May 10, 1883. After leaving office, he served as judge of the Georgia Superior Court, (1886-93) and was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1896.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Stoddard Boynton (7 May 1833–22 Dec 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7960885, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .