How Did Wilson Lupkin Influence Local Government

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Honorable Wilson Lumpkin was born in Virginia on January 14th, 1783. He had many roles in local government and believed in the removal of the cherokee indians. His family was exposed to attacks from “hostile and savage” indian neighbors and developed the idea that the two cultures could not live together peacefully.

Hon. WIlson Lumpkin was one of Georgia’s most prominent political leaders in the antebellum period according to the New Georgia Encyclopedia. He had service in the local government and state legislature then went on to be elected in Congress 4 times, was the governor of Georgia for two terms, was the U.S. commissioner to the Cherokee Indians, a U.S. senator, and a surveyor of Georgia’s boundaries.

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