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Anthony Dickinson Sayre (Sayer)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, United States
Death: November 17, 1931 (73)
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Place of Burial: Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Sayre and Musidora Sayre
Husband of Minerva Buckner "Minnie" Sayre
Father of Daniel Morgan Sayre; Marjorie Brinson; Daniel Morgan Sayre; Rosalind "Tootsie" Smith; Clothilde "Tilde" Palmer and 3 others

Occupation: Alabama Supreme Court Judge, Alabama State Supreme Court Justice
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About Anthony Dickinson Sayre

A highly revered and respected judge of the Alabama Supreme Court, Anthony Sayre was the father of six children, the youngest being Zelda, who would marry the Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Anthony Dickinson Sayre (April 29, 1858 – November 17, 1931) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama from 1909 to 1931.

Biography

Born in Tuskegee, Alabama to parents Daniel and Musigora (née Morgan) Sayre, his parents were early settlers in Alabama who moved from the Ohio (father) and Tennessee (mother). He was a nephew of Senator John Tyler Morgan. After two years of private school, Sayre enrolled in Roanoke College in Virginia. He returned to study law under Judge Thomas Mann Arrington (1829-1895). In 1863 T.M. Arrington was a Lt. Col. in Vicksburg, MS in the Confederacy. In 1880s Judge Arrington was trial judge in Montgomery. In 1880, Sayre was admitted to the bar.

For the next thirty years, he represented cities and counties in various capacities. He had served as clerk of the city court from 1883 to 1889, Montgomery County's representative in the state legislature from 1890 to 1893 and state senator from 1894 to 1897. He had served as president of the State Senate during his second term. He resigned from the Senate when in 1897 he was elected Montgomery city court judge, to which he was re-elected in 1903.

State Supreme Court

In 1909, Associate Justice James R. Dowdell became Chief Justice and Sayre was appointed by Governor Braxton Bragg Comer as associate justice. He served for the next 22 years. He was considered to be anti-death penalty and anti-formalist. Zelda Fitzgerald wrote in her semi-autobiographical Save Me the Waltz that Sayre was remote and distant.

Personal life

Sayre married Minerva "Minnie" Buckner Machen of Eddyville, Kentucky on January 17, 1884 in Lyon County, Kentucky. They had eight children (three of whom died in infancy): Daniel Morgan (1884-1885) (died in infancy), Marjorie (1886-1960), Daniel Morgan (1887-1888) (died in infancy), Rosalind "Tootsie" (1889-1979), Clothilde "Tilde" (1891-before 1986), Anthony Dickinson Jr. (1894-1933) (died by suicide), Lenora (1897-1899) (died of diphtheria at age two) and Zelda (1900-1948) (who married novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald).

He was a Democrat.

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Anthony Dickinson Sayre's Timeline

1858
April 29, 1858
Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, United States
1884
1884
Montgomery County, AL, United States
1886
1886
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, United States
1887
1887
Montgomery County, AL, United States
1889
September 26, 1889
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, United States
1891
1891
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, United States
1894
March 9, 1894
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, United States
1897
1897
Montgomery County, AL, United States
1900
July 24, 1900
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, United States