Nathaniel Job Hammond

Nathaniel Job Hammond ( born December 26, 1833, Elbert County, Georgia, † April 20, 1899 in Atlanta, Georgia) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1879 and 1887 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Nathaniel Hammond attended the common schools and then studied until 1852 at the University of Georgia in Athens. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1853 admitted to the bar he began in Atlanta to work in his new profession. Between 1861 and 1865 he was a prosecutor in the judicial district of Atlanta. Between 1867 and 1872 he acted as secretary of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Politically, Hammond joined the Democratic Party. From 1872 to 1877 he held the office of the Attorney General of his state. In the years 1865 and 1877 he was a member at meetings to revise the Constitution of Georgia. Since 1872 he was also curator of the University of Georgia.

In the congressional elections of 1878 Hammond was in the fifth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Milton A. Candler on March 4, 1879. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1887 four legislative sessions. For the elections of 1886, Hammond was not nominated by his party for another term of office. In the following years he worked again as a lawyer in Atlanta. He is also passed on 20 April 1899.