Gov. John M. Slaton Historical

Gov. John M. Slaton Historical (HM1VJL)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30305 Fulton County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 50.477', W 84° 23.095'

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John Marshall Slaton was Georgia's 60th governor, serving two terms, 1911-12 and 1913-15. Born December 25, 1866, Slaton served in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1896-1909, as Speaker, 1905-1909. He served in the Georgia Senate, 1909-1913, as president, 1909-1911. In 1915, Governor Slaton granted clemency to Jewish businessman Leo Frank after a highly publicized trial, hostile public environment, and controversial conviction in the murder of Mary Phagan. Following Slaton's commutation from death to life imprisonment, Slaton received personal death threats. Frank was abducted from prison and lynched. In 1908, Slaton built a residence on 80 acres located adjacent to the Atlanta History Center. John M. Slaton died January 11, 1955, and is buried in Oakland Cemetery. Slaton Drive is named in his honor.
Year Placed2015
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Atlanta History Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 9:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 741977 N 3747634
Decimal Degrees33.84128333, -84.38491667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 50.477', W 84° 23.095'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 50' 28.62" N, 84° 23' 5.7" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3000-3136 Slaton Dr NW, Atlanta GA 30305, US
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