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Thomas W. Hardwick

Thomas W. Hardwick
Thomas W. Hardwick
63rd Governor of Georgia
In office
June 25, 1921 – June 30, 1923
Preceded by Hugh M. Dorsey
Succeeded by Clifford Walker
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
November 4, 1914 – March 3, 1919
Preceded by William S. West
Succeeded by William J. Harris
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from 10th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – November 2, 1914
Preceded by Emory Speer
Succeeded by Thomas E. Winn
Personal details
Born (1872-12-09)December 9, 1872
Thomasville, Georgia
Died January 31, 1944(1944-01-31) (aged 71)
Sandersville, Georgia
Resting place Old City Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Maude Elizabeth Perkins
Alma mater

Mercer University

University of Georgia
Occupation Lawyer

Thomas William Hardwick (December 9, 1872 – January 31, 1944) was an Georgia.

Hardwick was born in Phi Delta Theta at Mercer, and while at UGA, he was a member of the Phi Kappa Literary Society.

Hardwick practiced law and then entered politics. Hardwick was the prosecutor of United States Senate in a special election for the unexpired term of Augustus O. Bacon who had died in office. Hardwick won, and served in the Senate from 1915 to 1919.

As a senator, Harwick co-sponsored the Immigration Act of 1918, which was enacted in October of that year. Aimed at radical anarchists who had immigrated to the U.S., the new law enabled deportation of any non-citizen who belonged to an anarchist organization or who was found in possession of anarchist literature for the purpose of propaganda.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Fleming
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Carl Vinson
Succeeded by
United States Senate
Preceded by
William S. West
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
November 4, 1914 – March 3, 1919
Succeeded by
William J. Harris
Political offices
Preceded by
Hugh M. Dorsey
Governor of Georgia
Succeeded by
Clifford Walker


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See also

One of Hardwick's most notable actions as governor of Georgia was his appointment of Rebecca Latimer Felton to the United States Senate as a temporary replacement for Thomas E. Watson who had died. Though Felton only served for one day, she was the first woman to serve in the Senate.

Senator Hardwick was defeated in the Democratic primary for reelection in 1918 by Sandersville, Georgia. He died in Sandersville.


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