Colonel Claiborne Snead
Excerpt from "Georgia's Public Men 1902-1904"
by Thomas W. Loyless Published in 1902, Byrd Printing Co. (Atlanta, Ga)
Researched by Joseph Scott Howell, 4th Generation Great-Grandson of Co. Snead
SENATOR CLAIBORNE SNEAD.
CLAIBORNE SNEAD, Senator from the Twenty-ninth district, is a native of Richmond county, having been born at Augusta on the 31st of March, 1836. Mr. Snead has been a prominent figure in State politics for many years, and is one of the leading members of the Senate. His residence is at Parnell, Columbia county. Mr. Snead's public service began with his election to the Legislature in 1865, When Governor Charles J. Jenkins was in office, and he was also a member of the House in 1871 and 1872. In 1894 Mr. Snead was elected to the Senate from the Twenty-ninth district and is again representing that district. From 1878 to 1882 Mr. Snead was Judge of the Superior Courts of the Augusta circuit and presided with marked ability over the courts in his jurisdiction. He was an able jurist and commanded the respect of the lawyers as well as the people of the State. The military career of the subject of this sketch was no Less distinguished than his civil. Hi entered the Confederate service as Lieutenant of Company G of the Third Georgia Regiment, served throughout the entire war, was promoted to he Colonel of the regiment, and surrendered with his command at Appomattox. As soldier, statesman and jurist, Mr. Snead has been a foremost figure in Georgia, and observedly holds a high place in the estimation of his people. He has served them for many years in various capacities with fidelity and ability, and has been a trusted public servant of the State whose confidence in him has never been shaken. He is considered one of the strong men of the Senate, and his words of wisdom command the respect and attention of his younger colleagues.
Photo contributed by Joseph Scott Howell