William J. Northen, Governor

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William Jonathan Northen

Birthplace: Jones County, Georgia
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Northen and Louisa Maria Northen
Husband of Martha Moss Northen

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About William J. Northen, Governor



William Jonathan Northen (July 9, 1835 - March 25, 1913), the 54th Governor of Georgia from 1890 to 1894, was born in Jones County, Georgia in 1835.

Northen graduated from Mercer University. He married Martha Neel in 1860 and served as a two-term member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1877–1881). He also was elected to the Georgia Senate in 1884.

Northen died in 1913, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery.

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Jones County, Georgia
Age 78