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General Marion Williamson papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS851

Scope and Content

This collection contains papers and books belongong to General Marion Williamson. Included are three Georgia National Guard Annuals; a 1939 national Guard Register; an army Staff Officer's Field Manual; a Georgia statistical register; and a U.S. Army Register of Retired Personnel. Awards and certificates received during his college years, military career, and his career in the Georgia Department of Labor. Also included is a P.O.W. tag from 1942 from a German prisoner. A tape of an oral history told by himself can be found in audio. All other papers are miscellaneous membership cards pertaining to the General's affiliation with various civic and federal organizations and a law degree for Eugene Harold Sheets.


  • 1924-1989

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Major General Marion Williamson, U.S. Army Retired, was a career officer from 1924-1962. He was born on June 23, 1902 in Oconee Heights, Georgia. His first military experiences were in high school as a member of the ROTC and in college at Emory University. In 1924, he became a 1st Lieutenant in the Georgia National Guard in Atlanta. He was appointed to captain in 1926. In 1927, he married Elizabeth Copper, niece of Arthur Tufts who was the builder of Emory University's original buildings. In 1928, Williamson was admitted to the Georgia legal bar. He was appointed to Georgia's Department of Labor in 1938. As a captain in the 1930s, he was active in the 122nd Infantry Regiment of the Georgia National Guard. At the beginning of World War II, he was appointed as the original director of the Georgia Selctive Service. Williamson served under General George Patton, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Mark Clark, and British General Sir Henry Matnon in Africa. He was promoted to Major in 1940. After he returned from the war, he was named Director of the Employment Security Agency in 1944, where he was employed for twenty years. He became a Major General in 1954, and was appointed Lieutenant Colonel, Aide de Camp, Governor Staff in 1955, 1959, and 1963. He resided in Stone Mountain, Georgia.


3 linear ft. (1 document cases, 1 half document case, 2 oversize boxes)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1989

General Marion Williamson papers
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305