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Column — Roger Allen

J.A. Brannen’s run for Congress

James Alonzo Brannen was the first mayor of the city of Statesboro. He was also one of the most well respected men of his time in Bulloch County. As such, he began considering a run for the Democratic nomination for the United States Congress in 1904. His opponent would be incumbent Col. Rufus Lester of Savannah.

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