(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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Society, the Fayette County Historical Society, the Fayette County Heritage Project, Fayetteville Main Street, and Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 2:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 736578 N 3703548|
|Decimal Degrees||33.44526667, -84.45493333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 26.716', W 84° 27.296'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 26' 42.96" N, 84° 27' 17.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||770, 678, 404|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 Fisher Ave, Fayetteville GA 30214, US|
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