Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XVIII: PhotographsRobert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XVIII: Photographs

Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XVIII: Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XVIII: Photographs
Creator: Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
Dates: 1960s-1970s
Extent: 1.0 box (.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/177/RGS
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XVIII: Photographs contains images of Stephens with constituents and campaigning.

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

Photographs contains images of Stephens with constituents and campaigning.


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.

User Restrictions

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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.
Photographs.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

XVIII. Photographs

BoxBox
1OS1Photographs [Includes a photo of Grier with JFK]