Joseph Henry Lumpkin Society
The University of Georgia School of Law is pleased to honor its annual contributors of $1,000 or more with membership in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Society and greatly appreciates their commitment to the continuous advancement of the law school. In 2014- 2015, 467 generous alumni / alumnae and friends were members of the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Society.
Joseph Henry Lumpkin founded the University of Georgia School of Law in 1859, in collaboration with his son-in-law, Thomas R.R. Cobb, and colleague William Hope Hull. Lumpkin was born in Oglethorpe County in 1799. He graduated from Princeton University in 1819, then “read law” under the tutelage of a practicing attorney. Lumpkin was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1820. Four years later, he was elected to the Georgia legislature. In 1845, Lumpkin became the first chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court and served continuously until his death in 1867.
Join the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Society and help sustain excellence at your law school. Please make your gift of $1,000 or more by June 30, 2017.