Newton Augustus Morris Letter

Newton Augustus Morris Letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: Newton Augustus Morris Letter
Creator: Morris, Newton Augustus, 1869-1941.
Inclusive Dates: 1 August 1912
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: RBRL/165/NAM
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The collection consists of one letter written by Newton Augustus Morris, during his campaign for re-election to Judge of the Superior Courts of the Blue Ridge Circuit in Marietta, Georgia.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Newton Augustus Morris was born in 1869. In 1891, Morris was charged with attempted murder and cattle rustling in California. Two years later, he graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law. Morris served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1898 to 1904, during which time he was speaker pro tem (1900-1901) and speaker (1902-1904). He served as superior court judge of the Blue Ridge Circuit, which included Cobb County, from 1909 to 1912 and 1917 to 1919. He was also a property developer and contractor.

Morris was allegedly one of the leaders behind the lynching of Leo Frank in 1915.

N.A. Morris died on 22 September 1941 in Cobb County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter written by Newton Augustus Morris, during his 1912 campaign for re-election to Judge of the Superior Courts of the Blue Ridge Circuit in Marietta, Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Newton Augustus Morris Letter, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2008.


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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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1One letter written by Newton Augustus Morris, during his 1912 campaign for re-election to Judge of the Superior Courts of the Blue Ridge Circuit in Marietta, Georgia

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Athens, GA 30602-1641