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John Elliot Ward was born in Sunbury, Georgia, in 1814. His parents were William ward and Ann McIntosh, who was the daughter of Lachlan McIntosh, a very prominent Georgian. In 1835, Ward attended Amherst College but dropped out. Later that year, Ward became an attorney. Ward later became Solicitor General of the Eastern District Court, opened his own law practice in Savannah, became a ember of the Georgia legislature, was selected as President of the Senate, Became Mayor of Savannah, was selected as a minister to China and moved to New York City after the Civil War. Ward Died in Dorchester, Georgia, on November 29, 1902.
Elkins, Christopher, "A Son of Liberty: The Life and Times of John Elliot Ward" (1992). Savannah Biographies. 117.