Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XII: WatershedsRobert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XII: Watersheds

Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XII: Watersheds

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XII: Watersheds
Creator: Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
Dates: 1962-1977
Extent: 1.0 box (1 linear foot)
Collection Number: RBRL/177/RGS
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XII: Watersheds contains correspondence, reports, news releases, magazine and newspaper articles, pamphlets, and other printed material dealing with various watershed projects in Georgia. It is arranged alphabetically by project name with a separate folder of general material. For related topics see Public Works and General.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 14, 1913. He attended public school, graduating from Boys’ High School in 1931, and he received an A.B. (1935), M.A. (1937), and LL.B. (1941) from the University of Georgia. Stephens enlisted in the Army in September 1941 and served in Germany until March 1946. He was released from active duty with the rank of lieutenant colonel, his last assignment being on the legal staff of Justice Robert Jackson at the Nuremberg trials of major Nazi war criminals. After being discharged from the Army, Stephens returned to the states and taught at the Georgia Law School from 1946 to 1947. He served as Athens’ city attorney (1947-1950) before being elected as a member of the Georgia State Senate (1951-1953). Stephens went on to serve as a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives (1953-1959). In 1960, he campaigned, as a Democrat, and was elected to the 87th U.S. Congress where he served until January 3, 1976. Stephens died on February 20, 2003, in Athens, Georgia and is buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery.

Scope and Content

This series contains correspondence, reports, news releases, magazine and newspaper articles, pamphlets, and other printed material dealing with various watershed projects in Georgia. It is arranged alphabetically by project name with a separate folder of general material. For related topics see Public Works and General.

Organization and Arrangement

The series is arranged in alphabetical order


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2008.


Related Materials

Access Points

Georgia--Politics and government--1951-
Legislators--United States.
Water resources development--Georgia.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

XII. Watersheds

Scope and Content: This series contains correspondence, reports, news releases, magazine and newspaper articles, pamphlets, and other printed material dealing with various watershed projects in Georgia. It is arranged alphabetically by project name with a separate folder of general material. For related topics see Public Works and General.
BoxFolder
11Alcovy River Project- Gwinnett, Walton, Newton Counties, 1969
12Alcovy River Project- Correspondence, 1969-1971
13Alcovy River Project- Correspondence, 1962-1969
14Barber Creek- Barrow, Oconee Counties, 1965
15Beaver Dam Creek- Franklin, Elbert, Hart Counties, 1962-1976
16Briar Creek- Burke, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Richmond Counties, 1971
17Calls Creek- Oconee County, 1962
18General, 1961-1971
19Hard Labor- Big Sandy Creek- Morgan, Walton Counties, 1967-1970
110Haynes Creek- Brushy Fork Creek- Gwinnett, Walton, Rockdale Counties, 1961
111Hudson River- Madison, Franklin, Banks Counties, 1963
112Jacks Creek- Walton County, 1964
113Kiokee Creek- Columbia County, 1967-1973
114Little Sandy- Trail Creek- Madison, Jackson, Clarke Counties, 1965-1974
115Marbury Creek- Oconee, Barrow Counties, 1961-1969
116Middle Fork Broad River- Franklin, Banks, Habersham, Stephens Counties, 1961-1962
117Rocky Comfort Creek- Warren, Glascock Counties, 1961-1962
118Snapping Shoals- Newton, Rockdale Counties, 1972
119Soap and Lloyds Creek, 1966
120South Fork Broad River- Clarke, Madison, Oglethorpe Counties, 1964-1973
121South Fork Little River- Greene, Taliaferro Counties, 1964
122South River- Clarke, Madison Counties, 1961