Henderson Lovelace Lanham

Henderson Lovelace Lanham ( born September 14, 1888 in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, † November 10, 1957 ) was an American politician. He represented the state of Georgia as a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lanham attended the public school in his birthplace. After that he went to the Piedmont Institute in Rockmart. He graduated in 1910 from the University of Georgia in Athens and 1911 in the legal department of the same university. He then attended the Graduate School in 1912 from Harvard University. He was admitted to the bar in 1911 and opened a practice in Rome. Between 1918 and 1919 he was Chairman of the Education Committee there. After that belonged 1929-1933 and in the years 1937 and 1940, the House of Representatives from Georgia to. Then he was attorney general in the jurisdiction of Rome 1941-1946.

Lanham was elected as a Democrat to the 80th and the five succeeding Congresses. His term began on 3 January 1947. He died in office when he crashed on 10 November 1957, his car when driving over a railroad crossing with a train. Lanham was buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. During his tenure in Congress, he was involved in the constitution of the Southern Manifesto, which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions.