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Elijah Lewis Forrester (* August 16, 1896 in Leesburg, Lee County, Georgia, † March 19, 1970 in Albany, Georgia ) was an American politician. He represented the state of Georgia as a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Elijah Forrester was born in 1896 on a farm near Leesburg. He attended the public school. He then studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1917. During the First World War he enlisted as a private soldier in the U.S. Army. After the war he began in 1919 in Leesburg with his work as a lawyer. Subsequently, he was a lawyer at the City Court of Leesburg 1920-1933. Moreover, he was mayor of Leesburg 1922-1931. It shall also in 1928 the public prosecutor in Lee County. This activity he held until 1937. He was then Attorney General of the southwestern court district lies between 1937 and 1950.

Forrester took in 1948 and 1952 as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in part. In addition, he was elected as a Democrat in the 82nd and the six subsequent Congresses. His term came from 3 January 1951 to 3 January 1965. Subsequently, he again decided not to run for the 89th Congress. He returned to his law practice back in Leesburg.

During his tenure in Congress, he participated in the constitution of the Southern Manifesto, which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions. Elijah Forrester died on March 19, 1970 in Albany. He was buried in the cemetery of Leesburg.