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Hiram WARNER

(1802-1881)

WARNER, Hiram, a Representative from Georgia; born in Williamsburg, Hampshire County, Mass., on October 29, 1802; received a good common-school training and acquired some knowledge of the classics; in 1819 moved to Georgia and taught school for three years; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Knoxville, Crawford County, Ga., in 1825; served in the general assembly 1828-1831; declined reelection; moved to Talbotton in 1830 and continued the practice of his profession; moved to Greenville; elected judge of the State superior court and served from 1833 to 1840; judge of the State supreme court from 1846 to 1853, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1856; appointed by Governor Jenkins as judge of the Coweta Circuit Court and served from 1865 to 1867, when he was appointed chief justice of the State supreme court; was subsequently elected and served until 1880, when he resigned; died in Atlanta, Ga., June 30, 1881; interment in Town Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether County, Ga.

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

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