Oliver H. Prince (1782-1837)

Donald E. Wilkes, Jr., University of Georgia School of Law

The New Georgia Encyclopedia, May 15, 2009


Justly called "a man of many talents" and "something of a renaissance man," Oliver H. Prince served in the Georgia General Assembly and the U.S. Senate, was instrumental in bringing railroads to Georgia, wrote the first great law book by a Georgian, laid out the streets of one of Georgia's major cities, and penned a short story so brilliantly amusing that it was plagiarized by the novelist Thomas Hardy.