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Joseph R. Lamar, Associate Justice

Supreme Court of the United States

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, July 2008
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Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2002 by Georgia Historical Society and Historic Augusta, Inc. (Marker Number 121-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.335′ N, 81° 57.871′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 7th St, Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emily Tubman Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Christian Church
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By Mike Stroud, 2008
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); Two Early Augusta Churches (about 500 feet away); General George Washington (about 600 feet away); Church Of The Most Holy Trinity (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .  Lamar was also a legislator and diplomat. An article about Associate Justice Lamar by Toni Heinzl, Staff Writer for The Augusta Chronicle, web-posted on June 21, 1996. (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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