John W. Hammond was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor's degree in Policital Science, he worked for Congressman Hale Boggs and then Whitney Bank. In 1973 Mr. Hammond graduated from Washington and Lee Law School and moved to Marietta, Georgia. In addition to practicing law, he represented Ward 5 as a member of the Marietta City Council from 1981 to 1990. Hammond also served in the Georgia General Assembly, representing District 20 from 1991 to 1992 and District 32 from 1993 to 1994.
Interview with John W. Hammond transcript, 2009-10-19, Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights series, 2009-2010, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
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