Henderson Lovelace Lanham

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Henderson Lovelace Lanham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1947 – November 10, 1957
Preceded by Malcolm C. Tarver
Succeeded by Harlan Erwin Mitchell
Personal details
Born (1888-09-14)September 14, 1888
Rome, Georgia, USA
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Rome, Georgia, USA
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Georgia
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Profession Attorney

Henderson Lovelace Lanham (September 14, 1888 – November 10, 1957) was an American politician and lawyer.

Lanham was born in Rome, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia in Athens where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Phi Kappa Literary Society. Lanham graduated with an Bachelor of Arts in 1910 and Bachelor of Law degree with honors in 1911. He also graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1912.

Lanham served as the chairman of the board of education in Rome in 1918 and 1919. In 1929, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives and served until 1933. Lanham was re-elected to that body in 1937 and served until 1940. He was elected as the solicitor general of Rome judicial circuit from 1941 to 1946.

Later in 1946 Lanham was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives and served until he was killed in an automobile accident in 1957 in Rome. He was buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in that same city.

A staunch segregationist, in 1956, Lanham signed "The Southern Manifesto."


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 7th congressional district

January 3, 1947 – November 10, 1957
Succeeded by
Harlan Erwin Mitchell

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