HAMILTON RALLS COLLECTION
SOURCE: Loretta Dunn Beall
SHELVING UNIT: 1 Document Box
PROCESSING: BNJ, 2009
Hamilton Ralls (b. 4-2-1891; d. 10-9-1983) a native of Vernon, Alabama, was active in state and local politics most of his life. Although he lost his 1932 bid for the position of Georgia State Agriculture Commissioner, he was elected to the Troup County Board of Education in 1948. He resigned that position in 1950 to serve as Director of the Georgia Game and Fish Commission. Due to a three way conflict between the Board of Directors of the Game and Fish Commission and Governor Herman Talmadge, Ralls, he left that job in February 1951. During the 1960s, Ralls served as Mayor of Hogansville, Georgia. As a guest columnist for the LaGrange Daily News, 1976-1978, he published a number of articles based upon his 1964 book, My Seventy Years.
SCOPE AND CONTENT:
The collection consists of numerous writings published by Hamilton Ralls on a wide variety of topics including articles on religion, economics, courts, government and civil rights. Some correspondence is included as are copies of the Royal Banner, the newsletter of Royal Elaine Nursing Home where Mr. Ralls resided in his later years. One photograph of Ralls and Loretta Dunn Beall is included in the collection.
1-2 Articles published in LaGrange Daily News, My Seventy Years and a series of Articles under the by-line, "A Letter from Hamilton Ralls, 1976-1978."
3-4 Articles on crime, religion, education and the Freeport Amendment, nd.
5 Newsletters from Royal Elaine Nursing Home, 1981-1982
Troup County Government
Troup County History