Governor Hugh M. Dorsey

Governor Hugh M. Dorsey (HM6HN)

Location: Fayetteville, GA 30214 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 26.716', W 84° 27.296'

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(1871-1948)

Hugh Manson Dorsey was born in Fayetteville, and was admitted to the Georgia bar at the Fayette County Courthouse in 1894. After practicing law at his father's firm, Dorsey became solicitor general of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit in 1910. In this capacity, he prosecuted the 1913 murder case against Leo Frank. During his two-term governorship (1917-1921), Dorsey oversaw the wider implementation of the county unit system of election favoring rural areas; appointed Richard R. Wright, Sr. to direct Georgia's African-American war effort during WWI; and published a pamphlet opposing the unjust treatment of African Americans in Georgia. Hugh Dorsey is buried in Atlanta's Westview Cemetery.
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HM NumberHM6HN
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number56-3
Year Placed2006
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, the Fayette County Historical Society, the Fayette County Heritage Project, Fayetteville Main Street, and Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 2:40pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 736578 N 3703548
Decimal Degrees33.44526667, -84.45493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 26.716', W 84° 27.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 26' 42.96" N, 84° 27' 17.76" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Fisher Ave, Fayetteville GA 30214, US
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