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Henderson Lovelace LANHAM

(1888-1957)

LANHAM, Henderson Lovelace, a Representative from Georgia; born in Rome, Floyd County, Ga., September 14, 1888; attended the public schools of Rome, Ga., and the Piedmont Institute at Rockmart, Ga.; was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1910, from the law department of the same university in 1911, and from the Harvard University Graduate School in 1912; was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in Rome, Ga.; chairman of the board of education of Rome, Ga., in 1918 and 1919; member of the State house of representatives 1929-1933 and 1937-1940; solicitor general of Rome judicial circuit 1941-1946; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1947, until his death due to a train collision with his automobile at a crossing in Rome, Ga., November 10, 1957; interment in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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