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The Joseph Lamar House is next door to the boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson. He was a Supreme Court Justice during the adminstration of Woodrow Wilson.
Historic Augusta, Inc. now has their headquarters in this restored home.
Joseph Lamar was born in Ruckersville, GA on October 14, 1857, but grew up in the house on Telfair when his father, James S. Lamar became the Pastor of First Christian Church. Joseph Lamar studied law at Washington and Lee and clerked for an Augusta lawyer. He practiced law in Augusta until 1903. He was appointed Supreme Court Justice by President Howard Taft December 12, 1910. He served on the Supreme Court for five years and died January 2, 1916. He is buried in Summerville Cemetery in Augusta, GA.
Address: 415 Seventh Street, Augusta, GA
Directions: Corner of Telfair and 7th Street
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