Nathan Bedford Forrest II

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Nathan Bedford Forrest II
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Nathan Bedford Forrest II, 1918.
Born August 1871
Oxford, Mississippi
Died March 11, 1931 (aged 59)
White Springs, Florida
Cause of death Stroke of paralysis
Resting place Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis, Tennessee
35°07′20.8″N 90°01′46.4″W / 35.122444°N 90.029556°W / 35.122444; -90.029556
Title Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
Term 1919 – 1921
Predecessor Carl Hinton
Successor Edgar Scurry
Spouse(s) Mattie Patton Forrest
Children Nathan Bedford Forrest III (son)
Relatives Nathan Bedford Forrest (grandfather)

Nathan Bedford Forrest II (August 1871 – March 11, 1931) was the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan for Georgia.[1] He was also the Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans from 1919 to 1921.[2][3] Nathan Bedford Forrest II was the grandson of Confederate Lieutenant-General Nathan Bedford Forrest.[4][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. ^ "Grand Dragon of K. K. K.". Arkansas Gazette. 103 (231). Little Rock. July 10, 1922. p. 1. 
  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. ^ "Nathan Forrest Will Head Sons". The Atlanta Constitution. LIL (117). Atlanta, Ga. October 10, 1919. p. Two B. 
  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 Hinton
Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
1919 – 1921
Succeeded by
Edgar Scurry