John Basil Lamar

John Basil Lamar ( born November 5, 1812 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, † September 15, 1862 at Crampton 's Gap, Maryland ) was an American politician.

Lamar attended the Franklin College since 1827, emerged from the later the University of Georgia (UGA ) in Athens, but received no degree. In 1830 he moved to Macon and led a farm there.

For the years 1837 and 1838, Lamar was elected as an MP in the House of Representatives of Georgia. In 1842 he was elected as MP for the 28th Congress legislature to represent the interests of his state in the House of Representatives of the United States. His work was of short duration, as only the 4th of March 1843 he was able to take over from his predecessor, Thomas Butler King and his office already for July 29, 1843 resigned in favor of Absalom Harris Chappell to then again be involved in agriculture.

Lamar belonged from 1855 to 1858 the Management Committee of the University of Georgia (UGA Board of Trustees ) to. As a delegate, he was a member of the National Assembly, in January 1861, the Declaration of Secession Ordinance adopted and thus the exit, secession, Georgia launched from the United States. During the Civil War he served as Colonel ( Colonel) in the bar of Howell Cobb, a general of the army of the Confederate States of America ( southern states ). During the fighting at Crampton 's Gap in Maryland, he was wounded and died within a day on September 15, 1862 from his injuries. He was buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon.