LAMAR, Henry Graybill (1798-1861)

LAMAR, HENRY GRAYBILL, a Representative from Georgia; born in Clinton, Jones County, Ga., July 10, 1798; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Macon, Ga.; judge of the State superior court; member of the State house of representatives; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George R. Gilmer; reelected to the Twenty-second Congress and served from December 7, 1829, to March 3, 1833; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1857; associate justice of the State supreme court; died in Macon, Ga., September 10, 1861; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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.

Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta, GA
Papers: Letter, 1830, 1 folder.
The collection is a letter from Lamar to the Secretary of the Navy, John Branch, 1830, enclosing a recommendation of an applicant for naval service.