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By Paul DeForest Hicks

This biography of Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1799-1867) information the lifestyles and paintings of the fellow whose senior judgeship on Georgia's splendid court docket spanned greater than two decades and integrated provider as its first leader Justice. Paul Hicks portrays Lumpkin as either a civic-minded expert and an evangelical Presbyterian reformer. Exploring Lumpkin's very important contributions to the institutional improvement of the Georgia ideally suited court docket, Hicks discusses Lumpkin's evaluations in circumstances ranging in crisis from relatives conflicts to slavery. He additionally indicates how Lumpkin cleared a manner in the course of the thicket of antiquated legislation that threatened to strangle the expansion of company banking and company in Georgia. taken care of intensive to boot are the evolution of his perspectives on slavery and secession and his involvement in social and fiscal reform, together with temperance, schooling, African American colonization, and industrialization.

Hicks additionally covers Lumpkin's undergraduate days on the collage of Georgia and Princeton, his studies as a kingdom legislator and winning attorney, and his kin existence. one of the relations portrayed are Lumpkin's older brother, Wilson, a two-term governor of Georgia; and Lumpkin's son-in-law, Thomas R. R. Cobb, cofounder with Lumpkin of the college of Georgia legislation School.

Joseph Henry Lumpkin performed a massive position within the public lifetime of Georgia in the course of the formative period of yank legislation and the age of sectionalism. here's a complete and compelling portrait of Lumpkin as someone of either mind and keenness, off and on the bench.

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