|Creator:||Lyon, Richard F.|
|Title:||Richard F. Lyon letter to Alexander H. Stephens|
|Dates:||1843 October 4|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
"Most famous for serving as the vice president of the Confederacy, Alexander Hamilton Stephens was a near-constant force in state and national politics for a half century. Born near Crawfordville [Georgia], in Taliaferro County, on February 11, 1812, to Margaret Grier and Andrew Baskins Stephens, the young Stephens was orphaned at fourteen, which intensified his already melancholic disposition. He graduated from Franklin College (later the University of Georgia) in 1832 and gained admittance to the bar two years later. There followed a steady and uninterrupted rise to political prominence...Georgians returned Stephens to the House of Representatives in 1877, and he served there until 1882. That same year he was elected governor of the state but died in office on March 4, 1883." - "Alexander Stephens." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved September 4, 2008)
Richard F. Lyon was a member of the Supreme Court in Atlanta in the 1860s.
The collection consists of a business letter from Richard F. Lyon to Alexander H. Stephens, dated October 4, 1843, Starkville, Georgia.
Richard F. Lyon letter to Alexander H. Stephens. MS 2405. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.