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"The Murder Of Mary Phagan"
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Hugh Manson Dorsey (July 10, 1871 – June 11, 1948) was an American lawyer, jurist, and the 62nd Governor of Georgia associated with the Democratic Party.
He was born in Fayetteville, Georgia, Georgia in 1871 and moved with his family to Atlanta, Georgia in 1879. Dorsey graduated from the University of Georgia in 1893. Dorsey is noted as the prosecuting attorney (serving as the solicitor-general of the Fulton County Superior Court) in the Leo Frank murder trial. His fame from that trial led to two consecutive two-year terms as the Governor of Georgia from 1917 to 1921. Dorsey also served as a superior court judge in Atlanta from 1935 until his death in 1948. He is buried in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.