FORRESTER, Elijah Lewis, (1896 - 1970)


FORRESTER, Elijah Lewis, a Representative from Georgia; born on a farm near Leesburg, Lee County, Ga., August 16, 1896; attended the Leesburg public schools; studied law and passed the State bar examination in 1917; during the First World War served as a private in the United States Army; commenced the practice of law in 1919 in Leesburg, Ga.; solicitor, City Court, Leesburg, Ga., 1920-1933; mayor of Leesburg 1922-1931; county attorney of Lee County 1928-1937; solicitor general, southwestern judicial circuit, 1937-1950; delegate to Democratic National Conventions in 1948 and 1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1965); was not a candidate for renomination in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; returned to Leesburg and resumed the practice of law; died in Albany, Ga., March 19, 1970; interment in Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, Ga.