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BRANTLEY, William Gordon (1860-1934)

BRANTLEY, WILLIAM GORDON, a Representative from Georgia; born in Blackshear, Pierce County, Ga., September 18, 1860; attended the public schools, and the University of Georgia at Athens; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Blackshear, Pierce County, Ga.; member of the State house of representatives in 1884 and 1885; served in the State senate in 1886 and 1887; solicitor general (prosecuting attorney) of the Brunswick Circuit Court of Georgia 1888-1896; moved to Brunswick in 1889 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1913); was not a candidate for renomination in 1912; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912; moved from Brunswick, Ga., to Washington, D.C., in 1913 and resumed the practice of law; died in Washington, D.C., September 11, 1934; interment in Blackshear Cemetery, Blackshear, Ga.

Georgia Department of Archives and History
Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names.
File is primarily incoming correspondence to the Governor of Georgia. Finding aid in repository.

  • Brantley, William Gordon. In re the question of the value for purposes under the Act to regulate commerce of the owned or used common carrier property of a railroad. [Philadelphia: Printed by the Secretary, Presidents' Conference Committee, 1919?]
  • ------. Some basic truths about our government. [Philadelphia: N.p., 1919].
  • ------. What is to be done with the Philippines? Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1900.