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William Gordon Brantley

William Gordon Brantley, American congressman. member Ga; member 55th to 62d Congresses (1897-1913), 11th Ga.


  • Brantley, William Gordon was born on September 18, 1860 in Blackshear, Pierce Company, Georgia, United States. Son of Benjamin D. and Janet (McRae) Brantley.

  • Education

    • Education common schools and (2 years) University of Georgia.


    • Admitted to bar, 1881. Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1884-1885, Senate, 1886-1887. Solicitor general (prosecuting attorney), Brunswick Circuit, 1888-1896.

      Member 55th to 62d Congresses (1897-1913), 11th Georgia District (declined renomination). In law practice as special counsel for railways in federal valuation, Washington, since 1913. Vice-president and general counsel Fruit Growers Express Company, Western Fruit Express Company, Burlington Refrigerator Express.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Ga; member 55th to 62d Congresses (1897-1913), 11th Ga.


    • Married Jessie Kate Westbrook, June 6, 1883 (died 1895).; married second, Mary George Linn, January 8, 1901. Children: Irene Jeannette (deceased), William Gordon, Jessie Kate, Marguerite, Benjamin Daniel (deceased).
    • father: Benjamin D. Brantley
    • mother: Janet (McRae) Brantley
    • spouses: Jessie Kate Westbrook
    • Mary George Linn
    • children: Irene Jeannette Brantley (deceased)
    • William Gordon Brantley
    • Jessie Kate Brantley
    • Marguerite Brantley
    • Benjamin Daniel Brantley (deceased)
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    Born September 18, 1860
    Died September 12, 1934
    (aged 73)