FRANK C. TIGNER COLLECTION
SOURCE: Katherine Cook, Earl Cook
SIZE: 1 lf
PROCESSING: BNJ, 2003
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Frank Crawford Tigner was born November 16, 1898, in White Sulfur Springs, Georgia, in Meriwether County. After graduating from Chipley High School in Harris County and Georgia Military Academy in College Park, he moved to LaGrange to work in banking and insurance with LaGrange National Bank. In 1945, he opened the Frank Tigner Insurance Agency, which he operated until 1971. He married Sarah Grace Brittain, April 12, 1952. He served as Mayor of LaGrange from 1952 through 1961. During his long career as a public servant, he served as Chairman of the LaGrange Board of Zoning Appeals (1974-1984) and as a member of the LaGrange Board of Education. He was President of a number of organizations including the Georgia Municipal Association (1956), Rural-Urban Association of Troup County, Troup County United Fund, and Troup County Livestock Association. He joined the LaGrange Lions Club in 1932 and served as President and director. He was a Lions Life Member and a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, the highest award presented by Lions International. He died July 10, 1991.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Two scrapbooks (1951-53; 1958-59) consisting of news articles and photographs relating to Frank Tiger's terms as Mayor LaGrange, and memorabilia collected on various mayoral and Lions Club trips comprise the bulk of this collection. Various awards and plaques presented Frank Tigner for his many years of public service are also included.
Folder 1 Certificates and Resolutions, 1956-1985
2 Lions Clubs Certificates, 1932-1987
3 Georgia Municipal Association, Frank Tigner Day Resolution, Lions Life Membership Award, 1962-1988
Board of Zoning Appeals, 1984
Georgia Municipal Association, 1962
Melvin Jones Fellowship Award , nd