Herbert Is No Angel
This is Herbert Eugene Clay. He was the son of Senator Alexander Stephens Clay. Senator Alexander S. Clay’s likeness is a statue in Glover Park on the Square in Marietta. Herbert looks like a little cherub here.
When Herbert Eugene Clay grew up he became mayor of Marietta and after that a circuit judge of north Georgia. Having been mayor of Marietta and also having been a circuit judge to judge over crimes being brought to trial in north Georgia you would think Herbert would be a law abiding citizen would you?
Wrong! He was one of the main instigators, master planners, and ring leaders of kidnapping Leo Frank out of a Milledgeville state prison in 1915 and lynching him in Marietta.
I am reading a book about that terrible ordeal, so more will probably follow.