Nathan Bedford Forrest II

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Nathan Bedford Forrest II
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Nathan Bedford Forrest II in 1918
BornAugust 1871
DiedMarch 11, 1931 (aged 59)
Resting placeElmwood Cemetery (Memphis, Tennessee)
35°07′20.8″N 90°01′46.4″W / 35.122444°N 90.029556°W / 35.122444; -90.029556
Title19th Commander-in-Chief of the
Sons of Confederate Veterans
PredecessorCarl W. Hinton
SuccessorEdgar Scurry
Spouse(s)Mattie Patton Forrest
ChildrenNathan Bedford Forrest III (son)
RelativesNathan Bedford Forrest (grandfather)

Nathan Bedford Forrest II (August 1871 – March 11, 1931) was an American businessman who served as the 19th Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans from 1919 to 1921,[1][2][3] and as the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan for Georgia.[4] Forrest was born in Oxford, Mississippi, in 1871. His grandfather, Nathan Bedford Forrest, was a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded cavalry in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. His only son, Nathan Bedford Forrest III, was a senior officer of the United States Army Air Forces killed in action in the European Theater of World War II.[5]

In the Confederate Veteran, Nathan Bedford Forrest II claimed that he and Tate Brady were making plans together for an "active campaign throughout Oklahoma" on behalf of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.[6] He served as Secretary and Business Manager at Lanier University, a college that was sold to the Klan in 1921.[7]

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  1. ^ "Nathan Forrest Will Head Sons". The Atlanta Constitution. LIL (117). Atlanta, Ga. October 10, 1919. p. Two B.
  2. ^ "Not to be Candidate". Arkansas Gazette. 102 (319). Little Rock. October 10, 1921. p. 10.
  3. ^ Hopkins, Walter Lee, ed. (1926). Year Book and Minutes of the Thirty-First Annual Convention of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in the City of Birmingham, Ala., May 18–21, 1926. Richmond, Va.: Dudley Printing Co. p. 10.
  4. ^ "Grand Dragon of K. K. K.". Arkansas Gazette. 103 (231). Little Rock. July 10, 1922. p. 1.
  5. ^ "Forrest, One of Klan Organizers, Dies". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 90 (70). New York City. March 12, 1931. p. 1.
  6. ^ Chapman, Lee Roy [1], "The Nightmare of Dreamland", This Land, September 2011, accessed September 1st, 2011.
  7. ^ [2] "Forrest Tells Aims of Ku Klux College." New York Times. Sept. 12, 1921. Accessed Sept. 21 2011.

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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Carl W. Hinton
Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
Succeeded by
Edgar Scurry