Judson Whitlocke Lyons

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Judson Whitlocke Lyons
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Judson Whitlocke Lyons
Born 1860
Richmond County, Georgia, U.S.
Died 1924 (aged 63–64)
Richmond County, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Lawyer
Political party Republican[1]

Judson Whitlocke Lyons was a graduate of Howard University School of Law, who became the first African American attorney in Georgia.[2]


In 1880, he was the youngest member of the Republican National Convention at the age of 20, and was later appointed Register of the Treasury by President William McKinley in 1898,[2] He was the second African American to hold this post.

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  1. ^ Clarke, Thomas H.R.; McKay, Barney (1901). A Republican Text-Book for Colored Voters. Washington, D.C.: T.H.R. Clarke and B. McKay. Retrieved February 28, 2016. W. Bourke Cocharn, of New York, a leading Northern Democrat, has emphasized the above expression of Senator Tillman by advocating a repeal of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Thus the Democratic party North and South is joining hands to disfranchise the negro.
  2. ^ a b "Find a Grave". Findagrave.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04.

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Preceded by
Blanche Kelso Bruce
Register of the Treasury
April 7, 1898 to April 1, 1906
Succeeded by
William Tecumseh Vernon