Tom Morgan papers

Tom Morgan papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Morgan, Thomas, 1910-2004
Title: Tom Morgan papers
Dates: 1956-1985
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms3681

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Morgan was born in October 1910. He graduated West Point High School in 1930 and then attended Emory University. He led the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity there. After graduating in 1934 with engineering and political economy degrees, Morgan joined the Navy and served in World War II. In the late 1940s, he served in the Georgia Legislature. He was the mayor of West Point, Georgia, from 1956 to 1965. He was also the president of the Fourth District of the Georgia Municipal Association. He continued to help lead the Georgia Municipal Association for some time in the 1960s. He also presided over the Morgan Contracting Company and Morgan Real Estate. He and his wife Lavinia were married for sixty-six years when he died in February 2004.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of mainly correspondence with the occasional other written document, such as those found in the three folders concerning 1960s meetings. Letters are from friends, family, colleagues, coworkers, employees, employers, constituents, etc. Many are addressed to Tom Morgan himself, but others are directed to he and his wife.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

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Preferred Citation note

Tom Morgan papers, ms3681. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

B Surname Correspondents (and Helen Keller)
13Burke Family
4Carroton & Carrol County
6Direct mail letters
8Heard County
10Huckabee Auto Company
111960 Jekyll Island GMA Meeting notes
121962 Jekyll Island GMA Meeting notes
131962 Red Carpet Meeting
14Carl Paul
15Unprocessed Tom Morgan correspondence
16Upchurch - Lynn - Emory