Elzy A. Richards (Lowndes County)
State House: 1874-1875
Merchant and member of the Columbus Board of Aldermen. He doesn’t appear in the first roll of the 1874 House, so I suspect he replaced J. H. Glenn, who died in February. Served as a grand juror for Lowndes County. A Columbus circular listed him as an “unworthy” figure for supporting Republican candidates in the 1874 city election.
Click here to browse the minute book of the Columbus Board of Aldermen, beginning with the first appearance of Richards’ name on page 147.