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Cartersville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Chief Justice Robert Benham

 
 
Chief Justice Robert Benham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
1. Chief Justice Robert Benham Marker
Inscription.  Lawyer; Justice, Georgia Court of Appeals; Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia.

Born September 25, 1946. First African American Lawyer to practice law in Cartersville, Bartow County: and to serve as President of Bartow County Bar Association. Appointed by Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris to Georgia Court of Appeals on April 3, 1984. Won state-wide election to full term on Court of Appeals. First African American to win state-wide election in Georgia since Reconstruction. Served on Court of Appeals for 5 years, when appointed by Governor Harris to serve on Georgia Supreme Court in December, 1989. Won state-wide election to Georgia Supreme Court on July 17, 1990, and became Chief Justice, a position still held in the year 2000.
 
Erected by Etowah Valley Historical Society • Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansLaw Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is September 25, 1946.
 
Location. 34° 9.935′ N, 84° 47.744′ W. Marker is in Cartersville
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, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (Georgia Route 113) west of South Public Square, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on fence along railroad tracks south of the old depot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Friendship Plaza, Cartersville GA 30120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farish Carter (here, next to this marker); Mark A. Cooper (here, next to this marker); Francis S. Bartow (here, next to this marker); Warren Akin, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Amos T. Akerman (here, next to this marker); Rebecca L. Felton (here, next to this marker); William H. Felton (here, next to this marker); The Heart of the Chase (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cartersville.
 
Regarding Chief Justice Robert Benham. He retired from the Georgia Supreme Court in March 2020 after 30 years. He was Chief Justice from 1995 to 2001.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Benham (judge). Wikipedia entry on the jurist. (Submitted on January 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Chief Justice Robert Benham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
2. Chief Justice Robert Benham Marker
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Robert Benham image. Click for full size.
George Mandus via University of Georgia School of Law (public domain), 1994
3. Robert Benham
He earned his law degree at the University of Georgia in 1970.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on January 19, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on January 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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