James S. Boynton
|James Stoddard Boynton|
|51st Governor of Georgia|
March 4, 1883 – May 10, 1883
|Preceded by||Alexander H. Stephens|
|Succeeded by||Henry D. McDaniel|
May 7, 1833|
Henry County, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||December 22, 1902
Griffin, Georgia, U.S.
James Stoddard Boynton (May 7, 1833 – December 22, 1902) was an American politician and jurist.
Boynton was born in Henry County, Georgia on May 7, 1833. He was a lawyer, having passed the bar in 1852.
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.
Death and legacy
After the war, Boynton moved to Griffin in 1865. He died at his home in Griffin in 1902 and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in that same city.
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