Hon. Augustus W. Fite

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
April 23, 1896, Page 1
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Hon. Augustus W. Fite

Brief Sketch of Our Popular Citizen by the Dalton Argus.

Hon. Augustus W. Fite, of Cartersville, present solicitor of the Cherokee circuit, and candidate for Judge to succeed Thomas W. Milner, was born in Gordon county, Georgia, June 15, 1852. His parents moved to then Cass, now Bartow county, when he was about six years old, where he was raised on the farm and where he has since resided. He went to the old field schools of the neighborhood in the summer “after the crops were laid by,” till he was about fifteen years old, and then attended the high schools at Sonora, Gordon county, Tunnel Hill, Whitfield county, and Pine Log, Bartow county. Then after working one year on the farm, he went to Texas and taught school one year, and there began reading law. On his return to Georgia he taught school a year or two, and continued to read law. He then entered the law office of the late Abda Johnson, and was soon thereafter admitted to the bar, and began the practice of law. In 1880, he edited the Cartersville Express, and was largely instrumental in the election of J. C. Clements and the defeat of W. H. Felton for congress. Felton has never forgiven him for the work of that campaign. He was elected to the legislature in 1882 and again in 1884.

In 1888, he was elected solicitor general of the Cherokee circuit, and was re-elected in 1892, which office he now holds. He is now a candidate for the judgeship of the Cherokee circuit.

On the 22 nd day of December, 1880, he married Miss Flora Lillian Conyers, of Bartow county, daughter of the late Col. Wm. J. Conyers. He has six children; four boys and two girls.

Col. Fite numbers his friends in the district by the thousands, and many believe he will be the next judge. If so, our judicial interests will be in safe, pure hands.


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