Hiram B. Warner

U.S. Congressperson

1802 – 1881

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Who was Hiram B. Warner?

Hiram B. Warner was an American politician, lawyer, educator and jurist from Georgia. He served on the Supreme Court of Georgia and represented Georgia in the U.S. Congress. He was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia on two occasions: first, from 1867 to 1868; and second, from 1872 to 1880.

Warner was born in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, in 1802. In 1819, he moved to Georgia and taught school for three years. After studying law, Warner gained admittance to the state bar and began practicing law in Knoxville, Georgia, in 1825

After serving in the Georgia General Assembly from 1828 until 1831, Warner did not seek reelection and moved to Talbotton, Georgia in 1830 and then to Greenville, Georgia at a later date. He was elected as a judge to the Georgia Superior Court and presided from 1833 to 1840. In 1846, he became a judge on the Supreme Court of Georgia and remained on that body until his resignation in 1853.

In 1854, Warner won election to the 34th United States Congress as a Democratic Representative of Georgia's 4th congressional district and served one term from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1857. He did not run for reelection in 1856.

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Born
Oct 29, 1802
Williamsburg
Also known as
  • Hiram Warner
  • Judge Hiram B. Warner
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Jun 30, 1881
Atlanta

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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