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William Jonathan Northen

William Jonathan Northen, American governor. member Ga.


  • Northen, William Jonathan was born on July 9, 1835 in Jones Company, Georgia, United States. Son of Peter and Louisa Northen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Mercer U., 1853. Doctor of Laws, Mercer, 1892, Richmond, Virginia, College, 1894, Baylor University, Texas, 1900.


    • Began teaching, 1854. Assistant, 1876-1877, principal 1857-1861, Mount Zion High School, Hancock County, Georgia. Private, 1861-1865, in company commanded by his father, in C.S.A.

      Again principal Mount Zion High School, 1865-1874. Farmer near Sparta, Hancock County, 1874-1890. President Hancock Company Farmers’ Club from its origin.

      President, 1886-1888, State Agricultural Society. Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1877-1878 and 1880-1881, Senate, 1884-1885. Governor of Georgia, 1890-1894.

      Later manager Georgia Immigration and Investment Bureau.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Ga.


    • Married Mattie M. Neel, December 19, 1860.
    • father: Peter Northen
    • mother: Louisa Northen
    • spouse: Mattie M. Neel
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    Born July 9, 1835
    Died March 25, 1913
    (aged 77)