Forsyth in Monroe County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Honorable Hugh D. Sosebee
to The Honorable Hugh D. Sosebee
Honorable Hugh D. Sosebee was born in October 1916 and chose Monroe County Georgia as his home in 1949. He graduated from The University of Georgia in 1938 and went on to the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1941. Honorable Hugh D. Sosebee served as County Attorney from 1952 to 1963, was appointed to the Superior Court of Monroe County by Governor Carl Sanders in 1964, served as a substitute Justice in the Georgia Supreme Court on two occasions / appointed to Senior Judge in 1978, a position he holds today. He is a charter member of the State Bar of Georgia Code Revision Commission beginning in 1983. Judge Sosebee has served longer than any other member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia.
Honorable Hugh D. Sosebee is a charter member of the Monroe County Hospital Authority, which built the first hospital in Monroe County. He acquired the right of way for I-75 in Monroe County. He helped organize the first Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce and served as president
Judge Sosebee brought honor to the courts, the practice of law, and this courthouse. With his intellect, vision, character and perseverance, the Honorable Hugh D. Sosebee has left a lasting beneficial impact on Monroe County, our courts, and the surrounding counties, so it is with this plaque we dedicate and honor this great Monroe Countian.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education • Law Enforcement • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1916.
Location. 33° 2.073′ N, 83° 56.328′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Georgia, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from North Lee Street (Georgia Route 83) just north of West Main Street (U.S. 41), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located just to the left of the Monroe County Courthouse east entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Courthouse Square, Forsyth GA 31029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forsyth Courthouse Square National Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Monroe County (Ga.) Veterans Memorial (a few steps Confederate Georgia Volunteers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Uncle Remus Came of Age (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe County (within shouting distance of this marker); Forsyth (within shouting distance of this marker); James Record Shop (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Dry Cleaners (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
Also see . . .
1. Judge Hugh Dorsey Sosebee Obituary.
Judge Hugh Dorsey Sosebee, 98, of Forsyth, Georgia passed away March 18, 2015. Judge Sosebee served Monroe County and the Flint Judicial Circuit for decades including eight years as the elected Solicitor General. He was the longest serving member of the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Strict Observance Lodge No. 18 of Forsyth. The bridge over Interstate 75 on Tift College Drive was named after Judge Sosebee in 2011. In 2012, Forsyth's historic courthouse grounds were dedicated to Judge Sosebee.(Submitted on November 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Georgia House Resolution 1349.
Honoring the accomplishments and public service of the Honorable Hugh D. Sosebee and dedicating a bridge in his honor; and for other purposes. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA that this body hereby joins in honoring the accomplishments and public service of the Honorable Hugh D. Sosebee and dedicates the bridge over I-75 on Tift College Drive in Monroe County, Georgia, as the Honorable Hugh D. Sosebee Bridge.(Submitted on November 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.