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Courtland Winn

Portrait of Winn from 1913

Courtland Simmons Winn (1863–1940) was a Georgia.

Courtland S. Winn was born in Gwinnett County families, Elisha Winn (1777–1842) and Adam Q. Simmons (1786–1863).[1]

Courtland attended mayor of Lawrenceville and served two terms. In 1885 he married Fannie Thomas, daughter of Lovick Pierce Thomas II, and Jemima Jane Peeples of Atlanta. The family moved to Atlanta in 1888.[2]

In 1902 Winn was elected councilman of Ward 2 of James G. Woodward for Atlanta mayor. Winn served one term as mayor of Atlanta from 1911 to 1913 and was considered a progressive. During his term he increased teachers' salaries, eliminated many garbage dumps and oversaw the building of a garbage incinerator, had a bridge built over the railroad eliminating a dangerous level crossing, opened a fire station in South Atlanta, and began the switch from horse-drawn to motor-driven firefighting equipment. Although he was to never enter politics again, Winn was a leading lawyer in the city for over fifty years and served as assistant city attorney for Atlanta.[3]

References

  1. ^ Huff, Frederick W., "Four Families: Winn, Thomas, Ware, Garrett of the Southern United States from 1600 to 1993;" 1993
  2. ^ Huff, Frederick W., "Four Families: Winn, Thomas, Ware, Garrett of the Southern United States from 1600 to 1993;" 1993
  3. ^ Garrett, Franklin M., "Atlanta and Environs, Vol. II;" Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1969.
Preceded by
Robert Maddox
Mayor of Atlanta
January 1911 – January 1913
Succeeded by
James G. Woodward

External links

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