James G. Woodward

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James G. Woodward (January 14, 1845 – August 29, 1923)[1] was an American newspaperman and politician, having served as the 36th, 39th and 43rd Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia.

A friend of the working man, he made his living as printer through the newsrooms of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution over the years. He won Mayor in 1899 and won again when he was eligible in 1904, but the next time he was eligible things didn't go so smoothly. He won the 1908 Democratic primary (in a virtually one party state) but was arrested for public intoxication less than a month before the December general election and was defeated by Robert Maddox.[2] He served his third and fourth terms following Courtland Winn. Trying for a fifth term as Atlanta mayor, he ran (and lost) in September 1922, a year before his death.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Franklin Garrett Necrology Database - Atlanta History Center
  2. ^ Kemp, Kathryn (2002). God's Capitalist: Asa Candler of Coca-Cola. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University. pp. 173–175. ISBN 0-86554-782-3. 
Preceded by
Charles Collier
Mayor of Atlanta
January 1899 – January 1901
Succeeded by
Livingston Mims
Preceded by
Evan Howell
Mayor of Atlanta
January 1905 – January 1907
Succeeded by
W.R. Joyner
Preceded by
Courtland Winn
Mayor of Atlanta
January 1913 – January 1917
Succeeded by
Asa Candler