Georgia' First Electric Chair.
   Electrocution for felons sentenced to the punishment of death, instead of hanging, became law in August 1924 in Georgia. The death chamber was built by the Manly Jail Works of Dalton, Ga. and R. C. Turner of Atlanta.  According  to the Cobb County Times the death chair was built by Richard McCauley, a negro prisoner who was transferred from Terrell county to do carpenter work at the state prison farm. Another source gives credit for the chair to George Edward Barnes of Milledgeville.
  The first electrocution was of Howard Hinton September 13, 1924. 162  were electrocuted here between 1924 and 1937.
   A new state prison was built,  with the  help of federal funds, in Tattnall County near Reidsville in 1936  and the first 50 men moved from Milledgeville  to Tattnall Prison in July 1937.  The chair remained in Milledgeville until January 1, 1938 and the first electrocution was held at Tattnall Prison May 6, 1938.
 Partial List (88) of Executions by Electric Chair, Georgia State Prison at Milledgeville, Ga. 1924 - 1937 
Date of exeucution Name Crime, victim, etc.
1924, Sep 13 Howard Hinton, black Criminal assult, first to die in chair in Georgia. 
1926, Jun 19 Moss Stewart, black Murder of Dr. Ashton T. Ford in Sylvester, Ga. 
1925, Mar 25 Ted Coggeshall, white  Murder of Prof. W. C.Wright of Putnam Co.
1925, Mar 25 Floyd McClelland, white Murder of Prof. W. C.Wright of Putnam Co.
1927, Jun 3 Mel M. Gore, white Murder of William H. Cheek, a robbery in Atlanta Dec 19, 1925
1927, Jun 3 Herbert Fennell, black Murder of his wife in Liberty County
1927, Oct 14 Wilbur Galloway, black Murder of W. T. Andrews of Macon Jul 24, 1927
1927, Oct 26  Roy Pryor, black Attacked aged white woman at Dames Ferry 
1927, Nov 11 George Clark, black Murder of Jasper County woman
1928, Jan 20 Albert Quinn, black Death Certicate
1928, Jan 20 Garfield Fuller, alias C. R. Davis Death Certicate
1928, Feb 21 Robert Coates, black Murder of his wife Lilly B. Coates  in Wrens Ga Nov 20, 1926
1928, Apr 18 Henry Ellis, black Murder of Johnny Taylor in 1927
1928, May 4 Edgar Price, black Murder of Buster Boule Dec 25 1928
1928, May 18 James E. Grant, black Death Certicate
1928, Jun 8 Charlie Hicks, black Death Certicate
1928, Jun 28 Robert Jones, black Death Certicate
1928, Jul 6 Harold Hammond, white Murder of Mrs. Lottie Bell Ingram and her child Feb 1927 in Atlanta. Buried Prison Cemetery
1928, Jul 7 Mealie McCloud, black Murder of policeman in Bainbridge, Ga. Buried Prison Cemetery
1928, Jul 13 Sam Gower, white Murder of Jim Bennefield & his 10 yr old son near Dacular Dec 1927. Buried Prison Cemetery
1928, Jul 13 Preddie Taylor, black Murder of W. H. Cleveland an Atlanta filling station owner in 1927. Buried Prison Cemetery
1928, Aug 3 Jim Hugh Moss, black Murder of Coleman Osborne during a robbery in Chatsworth, Ga.
1928, Aug 3 Clifford Thompson, white Murder of Coleman Osborne during a robbery in Chatsworth, Ga.
1928, Dec 19 R. H. "Whitey"  Shephard/Shepperd,
Blackfoot Indian
Murder of Homer Fowler Feb 1927 in Atlanta.
1929, Jan 18 Marshall Redding, black Murder of Chief of Police W. H. Calloway of Manchester, Ga. Buried Prison Cemetery
1929, Jan 18 Willie C. George, black Murder of Pat Daugherty of Fulton County. Buried Prison Cemetery.
1929, Jan 18 Willis Gillam Murder of Pat Daugherty of Fulton County. Buried Prison Cemetery.
1929, Jan 18 Ed Capers Murder  of Pat Daugherty of Fulton County. Buried Prison Cemetery.
1929, Feb 22 Griffin Grinstead, white Murder of Alton Burton in 1926 (son convicted of crime) near Mt. Vernon, Ga. and Homer Stuckey, Montgomery Co. policeman in 1928. Buried Prison Cemetery.
1929, Mar 30 John Clark, black Death Certicate
1929, May 17 James Crumady, black Death Certicate
1929, Sep 11 Homer C. Simpson, alias 
H. L. Howard
Murder of  C. A. Perry who was shot 3 times, during robbery of Bank of  Kingsland, Ga. and  left to die by side of road in Florida. Buried Prison Cemetery
1929, Sep 11 Malcom Morrow, white Murder of C. A. Perry who was shot 3 times, during robbery of Bank of  Kingsland, Ga. and  left to die by side of road in Florida. Buried Prison Cemetery
1929, Sep 28 Elijah Young, black Death Certicate
1929, Oct 4 Willie Bryant, black Criminal assault in Waycross
1929, Oct 4 Alvin Eugene  Merritt, white Criminal assault in Atlanta in 1929
1930, Feb 14 James Barker, black Murder of C. L. Oxley in Macon
1930, Feb 21 Edmond Kelly, black Death Certificate
1930, Jun 20 Lucius Jolley, black Death Certificate
1930, Jun 27 Emory Van Duzer, black Death Certificate
1930, Nov 22 Wash Smith, white Murder of Jud Wells in Banks County in 1928
1931, Jan  16  Edgar Jenkins, black Attacked of 3 white girls, age 9 and 11, Tampa Tribune
1931, May 23 James Burley Adams, white Murder of Walter R. Tolbert, Federal prohibition agent in Columbia County in 1928
1931, May 22 Willie Green, black Murder of  Alexander "Son" Adams March 23, 1930 in Augusta. Buried Prison Cemetery
1931, Oct 30  O. C. Hendrix, black Murder of Sam Nisson, white, Tampa Tribune
1931, Dec 21 English Gaskins, white Murder of  his wife March 29 1930 in Tattnall County. Buried Prison Cemetery
1932, Feb 9  Eddie "Slick" Johnson, black Murder of his brother-in-law Tobe Roberts, Tampa Tribune
1932, Feb 9 Eddie Marsh, black Murder of  Walter E. Campbell Oct 18, 1930 in Dougherty Co. Buried Prison Cemetery
1932, Apr 8 James H. Parker, white Murder of his baby daughter near Waycross, charged but not convicted of killing his wife in June 1929. Buried Prison Cemetery.
1932, Aug 8 Sloan Johnson, black Murder of his wife Carrie Johnson in Richmond County June 1931
1932, Aug 8 Willie Jones Murder of  Charles H. Dunn in Augusta Apr 3, 1932. Buried Prison Cemetery
1932, Oct 28  Charlie Green, black Attacked white woman in Webster County, Tampa Tribune,  Buried Prison Cemetery.
1932, Oct 28  Paschal Baker, black Attacked white woman in Webster County, Tampa Tribune.  Buried Prison Cemetery.
1932, Nov 4 Fred Hulsey Murder of  Cliff Jones near Rockmart Ga Jun 20, 1930
1932, Nov 5 William Hulsey Murder of  Cliff Jones near Rockmart Ga Jun 20, 1930
1933, Jul 14 Raider Davis, black Murder of Mrs. Sam Henderson in Atlanta in 1933. 
1933, Aug 25 Thomas Andrew McCullough, white Murder of William B. Baker of Atlanta Sep 25, 1932. Buried Prison Cemetery.
1933, Oct 27 George Zuber, black News Article
1933, Oct 27 Grady Brooks, black Murder of Pickens County prison guard. Shortly before he died he confessed to 19 murders.
1933, Dec 20 James F. Barbee, white Murder of  his son-in-law Delmer Cannon of Macon in Hawkinsville Mar 3 1931
1934, Mar 16 Sandy Walker, black Murder of two men in Worth County
1934, Mar 16 John Downer, black Rape of a woman in Elbert County. Buried Prison Cemetery
1934, Apr 20 Miley Lively, black Murder of  his wife and mother-in-law in Atlanta 
1934, Jun 15 Reece Castleberry, black Murder of  Lee Lindsay, a guard
1934, Jun 15 Warren Malone Death Certificate
1934, Jun 15 Floyd South, black Murder of  Bennie Catlin
1934, Jun 15 George Cole, black Of Athens, Murder
1935, Mar 1 John Wright, black Murder of Jim Black Stone of Thomson in 1935
1935, Mar 1 Rack Reese, black Murder of Jim Black Stone of Thomson in 1935
1935, Mar 15 Robert Franklin  Hargroves,  Murder of Jim Zittrauer of Effingham Countu
1935, Apr 5 Albert Rivers, black Attacked young girl in Screven County
1935,  Apr 5 Isaiah Buddy Ashely, black Murder of J. W. Holton of Appling County
1935, Oct 10 Simmie Gaines, black  Murder of  Mrs. C. G. Goolsby in Lexington Jun 26. Buried Prison Cemetery
1935, Dec 20 John Willie White, black Murder of  two men in Thompson. Buried Prison Cemetery. 
1935, Dec 20 Melvin Honea, white Murder of David Lord, CCC worker
1936, Aug 6 John Henry Thomas, black Murder of Charles L. Rice in Athens June 12, 1936
1936, Dec 4 Winton Boyer, black Murder of Motorcycle officer M. J. Stafford in Atlanta in 1925
1936, Dec 31  John Henry Sloan, black Murder of Otis Gay in Moultrie, Ga.
1936, Mar 6 Eddie B. Bowen, black Murder in 1935 in Douglasville
1937, Apr 19 James Burke, black Murder of Patrick J. Collins in Augusta
1937, May 21 Eli Melton, black Attacked a young Columbus woman
1937, May 21 Will Lacy, black Murder of two women in Cook County
1937, May 27 Leonard Brown, black Murder of  Walter S. Burney in August 1936
1937, July 9 Mitchell Jackson, black Murder of Mrs. R. M. Fluker in Atlanta
1937, Aug 13 Lawrence Ward, white Murder of 14 yr old step-daughter, Maude Salters, stomped  death. Buried Prison Cemetery
1937, Sep 29 Clinton Pinson, black Murder of Roscoe Harbin  March 20, 1934 in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Constitution, Augusta Chronicle, Marietta Journal, Tampa Tribune
Eileen Babb McAdams copyright 2011