The Hon. John Elliott Ward

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John Elliott Ward

Birthplace: Sunbury, Liberty County, Georgia
Death: November 29, 1902 (88)
Place of Burial: Thomas, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Ward and Sarah Ann Ward
Husband of Olivia Buckminster Ward
Father of James Montfort Ward and NN Ward
Brother of Louisa Vanyeverine Winn

Occupation: lawyer, legislator, and diplomat, Lawyer
Managed by: William Chandler Lanier, Jr.
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About The Hon. John Elliott Ward

He opposed secession, and during the Civil War he did not participate actively in the Confederate cuase - Myers p. 1714

John Elliott Ward (1814–1902) was an American politician and diplomat. He served as United States Attorney for Georgia, mayor of Savannah, Georgia, speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, president of the Georgia Senate, president of the 1856 Democratic National Convention, and United States Minister to China under James Buchanan. He resigned from his diplomatic post shortly after the outbreak of the American Civil War, returned to Savannah, and after the war, moved to New York City, where he practiced law for several years.

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The Hon. John Elliott Ward's Timeline

October 2, 1814
Sunbury, Liberty County, Georgia
October 2, 1854
Richmond Hill plantation, Liberty County, Georgia, United States
November 29, 1902
Age 88
Midway Cemetery, Thomas, Georgia, United States