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Roger H. Lawson Press Releases

Roger H. Lawson Press Releases

Descriptive Summary

Title: Roger H. Lawson Press Releases
Creator: Lawson, Roger H., 1913-1982.
Inclusive Dates: 1957 January 9-1958 January 23
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: RBRL/181/RHL
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The file contains press releases issued by former State Highway Board Chairman Roger Lawson during his unsuccessful bid for Georgia governor in 1958.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Roger Hugh Lawson was born November 12, 1913 in Hawkinsville, Georgia. He graduated from The Citadel in 1933 and earned an LL.B. from the University of Georgia in 1936. Lawson was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigations during World War II, Solicitor-General for the Oconee Circuit Courts (1949-1955), member of the State Highway Board (1955-1956), and Chairman of the State Highway Board (1956-1957).

In 1958, Lawson ran unsuccessfully against Ernest Vandiver for governor of Georgia. After his bid for governor, Lawson returned to Hawkinsville, Georgia to practice law. In 1939, Lawson married Barbara Daniel with whom he had six children. Lawson died in 1982 in Hawkinsville, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The file contains press releases issued by former State Highway Board Chairman Roger Lawson during his unsuccessful bid for Georgia governor in 1958.

Organization and Arrangement

Press releases arranged in chronologically.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Roger H. Lawson Press Releases, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2008.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1957-1958.
Georgia -- State Highway Board.
Governors -- Georgia.
Griffin, S. Marvin, 1907-1982.
Lawson, Roger H., 1913-1982.
Press releases.
Vandiver, S. Ernest (Samuel Ernest), 1918-2005.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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1Press releases issued by former State Highway Board Chairman Roger Lawson during his unsuccessful bid for Georgia governor