Ray City Officers Take Seat on January 14, 1929
December 1, 2010 at 7:14 pm (Clements Family, Giddens Family, Governance & Civics, Studstill Family, Terry Family, Uncategorized)
Tags: Berrien County GA, Edmund Griner, J. S. Clements, J.M. Studstill, Jacob Arlie Purvis, James M. Studstill, John D. Luke, Lyman F. Giddens, Ray City GA, Ray City News, W. W. Woods, W.H.E. Terry, Walter Aultman, Yancey F. Carter
Ray City News articles from 1929 give insight into the town’s social, business, and political leadership of the time:
Ray City News, January 3, 1929
Ray City News, Jan 3, 1929
City Officers Take Seat on January 14
The followning city officers were elected in the election held in the early part of December, L. S. Giddens, mayor, J. D. Luke, J. A. Purvis, Y. F. Carter, W. H. E. Terry, councilmen.
J. M. Studstill opposed Giddens for mayor. W. G. Altman, J. S. Clements and W. W. Woods were on the opposite ticket for councilmen.
The new officers will be sworn in Monday night –text illegible– L. F. Giddens over Edmond Griner.
Mr. Lyman F. Giddens – better known as “Judge” – served the town as mayor, city clerk and justice-of-the-peace. As mayor he was involve in the effort to bring a power plant and electric lights to Ray City, GA.