John Glen (mayor)

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John Glen (1809–1895) was born in Laurens, South Carolina and moved to Decatur, Georgia in 1826 where he worked as a clerk in the Superior Court of DeKalb County. He moved to Atlanta in 1850 to work for the Georgia Railroad which he did for 41 years. He acted as mayor of that city, taking over when Allison Nelson suddenly resigned in 1855.

After the war, he moved to Kirkwood nearer to his in-laws properties. He married Eliza Shumate in the 1830s and they had 10 children.


Preceded by
Allison Nelson
Mayor of Atlanta
July 20, 1855 – 1856
Succeeded by
William Ezzard