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U.S. Middle District of Georgia judge Lawson dies at 82


HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - A Middle District of Georgia judge passed away on Friday, March 29, at the age of 82.

Roger Hugh Lawson, Jr. was born in Hawkinsonville, Georgia. In 1995, Lawson was nominated by Senator Sam Nunn, and appointed by former President Bill Clinton to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. He serrved as the Chief Judge of the Middle District, president of the Eleventh Circuit District Judges Association, and a director of the Federal Judges’ Association, according to his obituary.

His service will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at the Hawkinsville First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m.

Instead of flowers, people are asked to make donations to the Hawkinsville First United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 434, Hawkinsville, GA 31036, or the Methodist Home for Children and Youth at P.O. Box 2525, Macon, GA 31204.

To read the entire obituary, click here.


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