Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Joseph R. Lamar, Associate Justice
Supreme Court of the United States
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft, the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 7th St, Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Fitzsimmons Eve (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Also see . . . Joseph Rucker Lamar (1857-1916). New Georgia Encyclopedia entry (Submitted on June 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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