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.


Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.


Index Terms

Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Addresses
 
B Surname Correspondents (and Helen Keller)
 
BoxFolder
13Burke Family
 
4Carroton & Carrol County
 
5Cincinnati
 
6Direct mail letters
 
7Florida
 
8Heard County
 
9Hogansville
 
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
 
17Waycross