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Born in Sandersville, Georgia, September 4, 1878, the son of Miribeau and Vivian Skrine Boyer, of Sandersville, Georgia.

Education obtained in the Hawkinsville High School.

He read law in the office of Col. Thos. C. Taylor, and was admitted to the bar under Judge C. C. Smith on June 23, 1898. Appointed solicitor of the County Court of Pulaski County by Governor Candler, and was twice appointed to this office by Governor Terrell, retiring voluntarily on December 31, 1907. He continued-to practice law in Hawkinsville until he was elected to the office of Solicitor General of the Oconee Circuit on January 1, 1921, which office he has held until this time, and is now serving his fourth term of four years each, being elected twice with opposition and twice without opposition. His father, born at old Linton in Hancock County, Georgia, was a merchant and farmer, serving four years in the Confederate Army, laying down his gun at Appomattox courthouse. His mother, Vivian Skrine Boyer, born at Sandersville, Georgia, descended from a long line of lawyers. He was one of seven children: Forest Boyer, Alex S. Boyer, M. H. Boyer, Orian Wilcox, Annie Louise Brown, Alfred, and Benjamin Boyer (deceased).

M. H. Boyer married Lena Lovejoy, daughter of the late P. H. Lovejoy of Hawkinsville, on December 4, 1904, and of this union there was born and reared M. H. Boyer, Jr., born September 16, 1905, who received his education at the Hawkinsville High School and at the University of Georgia in Athens. He is a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and is now connected with the State revenue department. Henrietta McKenzie Boyer, born February 22, 1907, was educated in the Hawkinsville High School, received special training in voice and piano at Wesleyan College, Macon, and graduated from the Georgia State College for Women. She was married to C. W. Skinner, Jr., of Waynesboro, Georgia, on June 5, 1935. Pleas Lovejoy Boyer, the youngest, was born November 30, 1911. He graduated at the Hawkinsville High School, and received his college training first at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, and later graduated in law from the Atlanta Law School in June 1933. He is a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He began the practice of law in Hawkinsville in August 1933, and is continuing his practice at this place.
M. H. Boyer, Mrs. Boyer and the two boys reside in Hawkinsville. Henrietta resides in Waynesboro, Ga.

A member of the Methodist Church from childhood, he is serving now as chairman of the board of stewards. He is a Master Mason, a Royal Arch Mason, a Shriner, a Knight Templar, and an Elk, and is also a member of the Woodmen of the World.
The success he has had in life he attributes to the strong “blood line” inherited from his father and mother; from the affectionate association of a loving and helpful wife; the devotion and kindly obedience of his children, and the Christ-like, tender care and loving, careful training of an ever thoughtful and sacrificing mother and father.

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