United States Congressman from Georgia
(1812-60) Born in Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Ga., he attended Franklin College (now the University of Georgia) at Athens, and Yale College, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1834, and commenced practice in Rome, Ga. Served as the private secretary of his uncle, Wilson Lumpkin, Governor of Georgia. Served as a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives and Solicitor General of the Cherokee circuit. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1843-49, and 1855-57. Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Georgia in 1857. Served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Charleston, S.C., in 1860, which led to the secession of South Carolina from the Union.
Signature With Place: 5 3/4 x 1 3/4, in ink, John H. Lumpkin, Rome, Ga.