Mary Hollingsworth Collection of Hosea Abit (H. A.) Nix University of Georgia GradesMary Hollingsworth Collection of Hosea Abit (H. A.) Nix University of Georgia Grades

Mary Hollingsworth Collection of Hosea Abit (H. A.) Nix University of Georgia Grades

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Hollingsworth Collection of Hosea Abit (H. A.) Nix University of Georgia Grades
Creator: Nix, H. Abit (Hosea Abit), 1888-1959
Dates: 1909-1910
Extent: 1.0 folder
Collection Number: RBRL/268/MHHA
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: One folder containing two grade reports and two absence reports for Hosea Abit (H. A.) Nix at the University of Georgia, from June 1909 and February 1910.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Hosea Abit Nix was born in Jackson County, Georgia on July 7, 1888 to John and Dora Nix. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1911 with first honors, he went on to receive his LL.B. in 1912 and was admitted to the Georgia bar that same year. Nix then continued his graduate study at both the University of Chicago and Harvard from 1912 to 1913.

On December 23, 1913, Nix married Eunice Little and over the course of their marriage, the couple had two children. From 1913 to 1918, Nix was an associate professor of law and secretary at the University of Georgia Law School. Later, he served as a Regent for the University of Georgia system. After practicing law with Thomas J. Shackleford in Athens, Nix became associated with the firm Erwin and Erwin, later to be renamed Erwin, Erwin and Nix. He also went on to receive his LL.D. from Atlanta Law School in 1938.

Nix was active politically as well. He ran unsuccessfully for governor against Eugene Talmadge in both 1932 and 1940. In 1940, he participated as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. That same year and again in 1948, he also served as a member of the Electoral College.

While Abit Nix’s political career was short-lived, his collection provides insight into political campaigns in Georgia during this era. During the 1940 campaign, Nix focused primarily on issues rather than personalities. Although Talmadge was known for his race-baiting tactics, Nix does not seem to have addressed the issue. He was often angered by Talmadge’s maneuvers, however. On one such occasion, a fight erupted during a speech by Nix. Talmadge’s presence amongst the crowd had apparently incited his supporters to such a level that Nix was drowned out by the noise. The two sides, therefore, clashed and violence ensued.

After his attempts for the governor’s office were denied, Nix returned to his law practice where he remained until his death in 1959.

Scope and Content

One folder containing two grade reports and two absence reports for Hosea Abit (H. A.) Nix at the University of Georgia, from June 1909 and February 1910.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is in original order.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Mary Hollingsworth Collection of Hosea Abit (H. A.) Nix University of Georgia Grades, 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, 2010.


Related Materials

Access Points

Nix, H. Abit (Hosea Abit), 1888-1959
Report cards.
University of Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Hosea Abit Nix Papers


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

Folder
1One folder containing two grade reports and two absence reports for Hosea Abit (H. A.) Nix at the University of Georgia, 1909 June, 1910 February