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This Day in Georgia History

August 14, 1873

Garnett Andrews Died

To read Reminiscences of an Old Georgia Lawyer, see the Digital Library of Georgia.

Lawyer, politician, and judge Garnett Andrews died in Washington, Georgia. Born in Wilkes County on Oct. 30, 1798, Andrews grew up on a plantation. He attended Washington Academy, afterwards taking up the practice of law in the early 1800s. Andrews served as a judge from 1836 to 1855, unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1855. In 1860, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives, where he vainly fought against secession. After the Civil War, he served again as a judge from 1868 until his death. During his later years, he became a writer and is probably best remembered for his humorous 1870 work, Reminiscences of an Old Georgia Lawyer.