Joseph R. Lamar, Associate Justice

Joseph R. Lamar, Associate Justice (HM9O0)

Location: Augusta, GA 30901 Richmond County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 28.335', W 81° 57.871'

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Joseph Rucker Lamar (1857-1916) lived in this manse from 1860-1875 while his father, James Sanford Lamar, was pastor of First Christian Church. A prominent attorney, he served two terms in the Georgia legislature and codified the civil code of Georgia in 1893. He sat as an associate justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, 1903-1905. Although a Democrat, he was appointed by Republican President Taft as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1911. President Wilson, his boyhood friend, appointed Lamar to serve on the commission for the 1914 peace negotiation between the United States and Mexico. Lamar died in office at his Washington, D.C. home in 1916.
HM NumberHM9O0
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number121-6
Year Placed2002
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and Historic Augusta, Inc
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 410380 N 3704058
Decimal Degrees33.47225000, -81.96451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.335', W 81° 57.871'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 20.10" N, 81° 57' 52.26" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-430 7th St, Augusta GA 30901, US
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