January 26, 1899
While arguing a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Augustus Hill Garland suffered a stroke, dying a few hours later. His body was returned to Arkansas and buried at Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock (Pulaski County). Garland was the eleventh governor of Arkansas, a member of the Confederate Congress, a U.S. senator, and attorney general of the United States. As governor of Arkansas, Garland worked to get the state out of tremendous debt and improve the state’s image. As the subject of the U.S. Supreme Court case Ex parte Garland, Garland is also a part of legal history. Garland County is named for him.