Hiram B. Warner

Hiram Warner ( born October 29, 1802 in Williamsburg, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, † June 30, 1881 in Atlanta, Georgia) was an American politician. Between 1855 and 1857 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After a good education Hiram Warner moved to Georgia in 1819, where he spent three years as a teacher. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1825 admitted to the bar he began in Knoxville to work in his new profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1828 and 1831 he was a member of the House of Representatives of Georgia. In 1830 he moved his residence and his law firm first to Talbotton and then to Greenville.

Between 1833 and 1840, Warner was a judge at the Superior Court of Georgia; 1846 to 1853, he served as a judge on his state Supreme Court. In the congressional elections of 1854 he was in the fourth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Barton Wade Dent on 4 March 1855. Since he resigned in 1856 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1857. This was shaped by the events and discussions that preceded the Civil War.

Between 1865 and 1867 Warner was district judge in Coweta County. In the years 1867 and 1868 and 1872-1880, he served as Chief Justice to chair the Supreme Court of Georgia, where he became the successor of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. Then he withdrew into retirement, but he could no longer enjoy long, as he died on 30 June 1881.