D. CANDLER, governor and author; born in Auraria, Lumpkin
County, Georgia, Nov. 4, 1834; died in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was graduated from Mercer University in 1859 and began to
teach at Jonesboro, being founder of the Clayton High School.
He entered the Confederate service in 1861 and a private, was
elected lieutenant and rose to colonel. After the war he
settled in Gainesville, of which city he was elected mayor i
1872. He served as representative in the Legislature, and
then as state senator, then in the United States House of
Representatives. He was secretary of state in 1894, and
was governor from 1898 to 1902. He was, after the
expiration of his term as governor, commissioned by the state to
compile the Colonial, Revolutionary and Confederate records of
Georgia. In this work he was engaged at the time of his
death. HE had already published several volumes of the
records. He was also co-editor with Gen. Clement A.
Evans of the "Encyclopedia of Georgia."
Source: The Standard History of
Georgia & Georgians - Vol. III - By Lucian Lamar Knight -
Publ. The Lewis Publishing Company -
Chicago : New York -
Publ. 1917 - Page 1749