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Joseph Henry Lumpkin

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ISBN13: 9780820323657
ISBN: 0820323659
Published: July 2002
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £32.50

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This biography of Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1799-1867) details the life and work of the man whose senior judgeship on Georgia's Supreme Court spanned more than twenty years at included service as its first Chief Justice. Paul Hicks portrays Lumpkin as both a civic-minded professional and an evangel cal Presbyterian reformer. Exploring Lumpkin's important contributions to the institutional development of the Georgi Supreme Court, Hicks discusses Lumpkin's opinions in cases ranging in concern from family conflicts to slavery. He also shows how Lumpkin cleared a way through the thicket of antiquated laws that threatened to strangle the growth of corporate banking and business in Georgia. Treated in depth well are the evolution of his views on slavery and secession a his involvement in social and economic reform, including temperance, education, African American colonization, and industrialization. Hicks also covers Lumpkin's undergraduate days at the University of Georgia and Princeton, his experiences as a sta legislator and successful lawyer, and his family life. Among tl family members portrayed are Lumpkin's older brother, Wilson, a two-term governor of Georgia; and Lumpkin's son in-l

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