Georgians In Profile

Historical Essays in Honor of Ellis Merton Coulter

Edited by Horace Montgomery

Georgians In Profile

Historical Essays in Honor of Ellis Merton Coulter

Edited by Horace Montgomery

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Published in 1958 as a memoriam for E. Merton Coulter, Georgians in Profile is a collection of fourteen biographical essays that detail the lives of important Georgians. Written by Coulter's former students, the subjects of the essays range from colonial builders to reformers of the twentieth century. Some of the historical figures in the volume include John Percival, the First Earl of Egmont, who helped establish the Georgia colony; Benjamin Hawkins, a representative for Congress in the negotiations with the Creek Indians; Wilson Lumpkin, a prominent antebellum politician; and Rebecca Latimer Felton, the first woman to hold a U.S. Senate seat. An appendix offers a complete list of works published by Coulter up to 1958.

Coulter can well be pleased by the contribution made to the history of his adopted state by this volume.

Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Albert B. Saye

Kenneth Coleman

Alexander Lawrence

Merritt B. Pound

James C. Bonner

Robert McPherson

Clarence Jay Smith

Horace Montgomery

Olive Hall Shadgett

Claud Green

Sidney Walter Martin

John Talmadge

John Chalmers Vinson

W. W. Abbot

Ruth Saye

About the Author/Editor

HORACE MONTGOMERY (1906-2001) was a historian and professor at the University of Georgia for more than twenty years. He is noted for his firm stand supporting the desegregation of the University. Montgomery is the author of several books focused on the history of the south, including Cracker Partiesand Civilization through the Centuries.