|James Calvin Bonner, Sr.||Jun 16, 1904||Jan 22, 1984||West side, Section G, Lot 60, Person 3|
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Prominent Milledgeville historian
Latitude: 33.07523912, Longitude: -83.23050059
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James C. Bonner
J.C. Bonner, known and cherished for many years as a professor at what is now called Georgia College & State University, is also remembered as the author of two books. One, Milledgeville: Georgia's Antebellum Capital, is a definitive history of Milledgeville, and the other, a history of Georgia that was long used as a state textbook. When he left teaching, a faculty member suggested that he be hired to simply walk across the campus several times a day, so that students might see the model of a Southern gentleman - admirable in manners, character, and wisdom.