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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.