James S. Boynton

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James Stoddard Boynton (May 7, 1833 – December 22, 1902) was an American politician and jurist.

Boynton briefly served as the 51st Governor of Georgia from 1883 after the death of governor Alexander Stephens. At the time of Stephens death, Boynton was serving as the president of the Georgia Senate so he assumed the governorship. His additional political service included the office of Mayor of Griffin, Georgia.

Boynton also served as a judge in the Spalding County, Georgia Court and the Flint Circuit Superior Court.

He was born in Henry County, Georgia and moved to Griffin in 1865. Boynton died at his home in Griffin in 1902 and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in that same city.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alexander Stephens
Governor of Georgia
1883
Succeeded by
Henry Dickerson McDaniel