George S. Tigner, A. B„ D. D. S.
George S. Tigner was born at the old family residence at White Sulphur Springs,
Meriwether County, Georgia, being the son of Benson F. and Martha J. Tigner. When
he became far enough advanced in his studies, he was entered at Emory College, Oxford,
Georgia, where after due time he graduated, securing A. B. degree.
Deciding upon dentistry as his life work, he entered tin- Southern Dental College in
the fall of 1892. After taking one full course there, lie matriculated in the University of
Maryland, dental department and after two years' study, graduated with the class of
1895, receiving the degree of D. D. S.
Dr. Tigner married, in 1898, Miss Lula Singer, of Atlanta, who survives him. lb'
had no children.
Dr. Tigner located in Atlanta to practice his chosen profession, ami together with his
genial manner and superior skill, his success was assured from the beginning. With that
characteristic desire for progress and improvement, he at once joined (lie Georgia State
Dental Society and did much valuable service for his profession. He wrote valuable papers
which were read before this body ami did much valuable committee work.
In recognition of ability and service rendered, (lie society conferred its highest honor
by electing him to the office of president in 1911.
Dr. Tigner was also a prominent member of the Atlanta Dental Society unci served
as its president in 1910. lie possessed much talent as an orator and was often sought
after to make addresses and after dinner speeches. His mastery of language gave to him
ability as a teacher and for many years lie tilled ;i professorship in the Southern Dental
College of Atlanta and at the time of his death on -Inly 9th, 1913, was filling the chair
of Orthodontia in that institution.
Dr. Tigner also possessed executive and business ability. He held the position of
vice-president of the board of trustees of Grady Hospital and was a member of the board
of stewards of Trinity Methodist Church of which he was a consistent member and con¬
He was a fraternity man and also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Pew men en¬
joyed greater popularity than this most excellent gentleman. Possessed of an open, genial
disposition and a striking figure, friends wen1 drawn to him wherever he went. He al¬
ways stood for that which was high and noble in his professional life and had a pro¬
found contempt for things of a oualifying nature. His was a life and character worth