J. L. Pilcher

John Leonard " J. L. " Pilcher (* August 27 1898 in Meigs, Thomas County, Georgia; † August 20, 1981 in Meigs, Georgia ) was an American politician. He represented the state of Georgia as a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Pilcher, who was born on a farm in Thomas County, and later attended the public school in Meigs. He was 35 years engaged in farming. There he was mainly concerned with commercial transactions, cotton gin, warehouses, fertilizer production sites and the production of jars with syrup. After that, he was mayor and councilor of Meigs. In addition, he was a member of the Education Committee and a land commissioner and a member of the House of Representatives of Georgia and the State Senate between 1940 and 1944. According to the war he was a state buyers in the years 1948 and 1949. Subsequently he took 30 years to each State Party to the Democrats and every Democratic National Convention in part.

Pilcher was elected as a Democrat in the 83rd Congress to fill the vacancy that was created by the death of Edward E. Cox. Subsequently, he was still re-elected five more times. His tenure came on 4 February 1953 to January 3, 1965. Thereafter, he decided in 1964 not again to run for the 89th Congress. In the tenure in Congress, he was involved in 1956 the Constitution of the Southern Manifesto, which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions.

John Leonard Pilcher died on 20 August 1981 at his residence in Meigs. He was buried in Meigs Sunset Cemetery.