Past Board Members

Everett

Edward Beaufort Everett

Member – January 1, 1943 - January 1, 1953 Chairman – March 1, 1943 – January 1, 1953 Born October 25, 1901 in Americus, GA. Graduated Mercer University, B.S., and LL. B. degrees, 1925; Yale University, LL.M. degree, 1926. Began law practice in...

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Grover Cleveland Byars

Member – January 1, 1943 – November 31, 1948 Born March 21, 1888 in Rome, GA. Graduated Rome High School. Served as the Chairman of the Georgia Penal Corrections Board, 1939-40. Chairman, Floyd County Democratic Executive Committee, 1923-1943....

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Helen Williams Coxon

Member – January 1, 1943 - November 31, 1948 Born 1899 in Ludowici, GA. Graduated Ludowici High School; completed Journalism course, Wesleyan College, 1921. Served as publisher, editor of the Ludowici News; Member, S.A.R.; D. A. C.; U. D. C. Vice...

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Rebecca Laing Rainey Garrett

Member – December 1, 1948 - January 22, 1970 Chairman – April 1, 1961 – January 30 , 1968 Born in Dawson, GA. Graduated Dawson High School, Brenau College. Associate Publisher, “The Dawson News”, Senator, 11th District, 1945-1945 Ex.-46;...

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William Eugene Wilburn

Member –December 1, 1948 – September 3, 1950 Died - September 3, 1950 Born November 30, 1885 in Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia. Attended Monticello High School; Georgia School of Technology, and, University of Georgia. Lieutenant Colonel,...

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Charles Adam Pannell

Member –September 6, 1950 – January 1, 1955 Chairman – January 1, 1953 – January 1, 1955 Born June 19, 1911 in Eton, Murray County, Georgia. Attended Young Harris College; Mercer University, and graduated University of Georgia, LL..6. degree,...

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William Henry Kimbrough

Member –January 1, 1953 – April 1, 1961 Chairman – January 13, 1959 – April 1, 1961 Born June 28, 1912 in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia. Attended Greensboro High School; Southern Business College, and Atlanta Law School. World War II, Pacific...

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Hugh C. Carney

Member –January 1, 1955 - January 1, 1962 Chairman – January 1, 1955 – January 13, 1959 Born February 28, 1917 at R.F.D. Ball Ground, Cherokee County, Georgia. Graduated Mercer University, A. B. Degree; graduate study, University of Georgia, 1940;...

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Walter O. Brooks

Member – April 1, 1961 – January 1, 1967 Born March 15, 1920 in McRae, Telfair County, Georgia. Graduated McRae High School, 1937; Atlanta Law School, LL.B., 1940. Admitted to the Bar 1939. WWII foreign duty, discharged as S/Sgt.; received Bronze...

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Joseph Wilbur Claxton

Member – February 14, 1962 – January 31, 1968 Born July 5, 1911 in Wrightsville, Johnson County, Georgia. Graduated Wrightsville High School; Locust Grove Institute; and, Mercer University. Admitted to the Bar, June 1930. City Attorney, City of...

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