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  New Georgia Encyclopedia: Nathan Brownson (1742-1796)
Nathan Brownson was governor of Georgia for the last few months of the critical year of 1781, when Georgia was attempting to reestablish its government after the British were driven out of Augusta during the American Revolution.
During his brief term of office the government of Georgia implemented measures to encourage the return of citizens who had fled the state because of the hardships of the war, and it passed legislation designed to obtain food and clothing for those whose farms and businesses were ruined by the war.
On January 2, 1782, John Martin was elected to succeed Brownson as governor of Georgia.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2555   (785 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Governor
Given the experience of strong royal governors during the years leading up to the Revolutionary War (1775-83), Georgia governors in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were initially weak in the amount of power granted to them.
In the event of a governor's death, the state constitution charges the lieutenant governor with assuming office as the governor until the next general election.
If the governor becomes disabled and is unable to fulfill his duties of office, four statewide-elected officials can petition the Supreme Court of Georgia to decide whether he or she is fit for office.
www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2537&pid=s-71   (1297 words)

 John Milledge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Milledge was born in Savannah, Georgia, the grandson of an original settler of Georgia.
After serving as the attorney general of Georgia, Milledge was member of the Georgia state legislature.
As governor, he created Georgia's first land lottery to combat corruption in the distribution of former Creek land to settlers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Milledge   (456 words)

 Colonial Georgia
The founder of Georgia was James Oglethorpe, who alone of all the colony planters lived till after the Revolution and saw the thirteen colonies become an independent nation.
Oglethorpe was chosen governor and with thirty-five families he sailed from England, reaching the mouth of the Savannah in the spring of 1733, and here on a bluff overlooking the river and the sea he founded a city and called it by the name of the river.
Georgia was the only colony of the thirteen that received financial aid by a vote of Parliament -- the only one in the planting of which the British government, as such, took a part.
www.usahistory.info /southern/Georgia.html   (1546 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: James Wright (1716-1785)
Almost alone among colonial governors, Wright was a popular and able administrator and servant of the crown.
Wright's ties with Georgia began when the crown appointed him the third royal governor of Georgia in 1760, after poor health forced Henry Ellis to leave the colony.
Wright played an instrumental role in two large land cessions for the state from Georgia's Native American neighbors, one in November 1763 at a conference in Augusta and another in 1773 while he was in London.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-669   (637 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Old Governor's Mansion
In 1835 the Georgia legislature resolved to construct the first official residence for the governor.
Governor Cobb, who was instrumental in the passage of the Compromise of 1850, also served as President James Buchanan's secretary of the treasury.
The mansion was the seat of executive power during several turbulent periods in Georgia history, from the removal of the Cherokees in the 1830s to the Civil War in the 1860s.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-620   (630 words)

 Georgia History Fun Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Georgia is a part of the southeastern region of the United States nicknamed, “The Sunbelt.”
Georgia’s National Baseball Hall of Fame member, Ty Cobb, was born in The Narrows in Banks County.
Perry is known as the Crossroads of Georgia because it is the closest city located near the geographic center of the state.
www.sos.state.ga.us /tours/html/for_kids_only.html   (260 words)

 Perdue for a New Georgia, Inc. - www.votesonny.com - Georgia's Governor Sonny Perdue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sonny was born on December 20, 1946, in Perry, Georgia, to a lifelong farmer, and a classroom teacher.
Governor Perdue has dedicated his administration to attracting new businesses and jobs to Georgia, improving the quality of programs that touch the lives of children, and fighting for a comprehensive ethics reform package.
Sonny is married to the former Mary Ruff of Atlanta, Georgia.
www.votesonny.com /?pt=doc&doc=bio   (718 words)

 Georgia Biography -- Political Figures
One of Georgia's most distinguished jurists, Judge Bleckley served as chief justice of the state supreme court for almost ten years and is the namesake of Bleckley County.
Brown was governor of Georgia from 1857 until the end of the Civil War in 1865; he also served ten years in U.S. Senate between 1880 and 1890.
Elbert commanded the Georgia militia during the Revolutionary War; he was elected to the Continental Congress and also served one term as governor of Georgia.
dlg.galileo.usg.edu /GeorgiaReferenceShelf/BiographyPoliticians.html   (899 words)

 Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue
Governor Sonny Perdue has mobilized the Georgia National Guard and several state agencies, led by OHS-GEMA, to help provide disaster relief assistance to the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and the evacuees from those states.
The Governor is accepting applications for District Attorney to succeed and to fill the balance of the unexpired term of the Honorable Jason J. Deal...
The Governor is accepting nominations for Solicitor-General of Coffee County to succeed the Honorable Donald A. Starling More....
www.gov.state.ga.us   (344 words)

 georgia.gov - Governor's Council On Maternal and Infant Health
The Council's mission is to courageously advocate for optimal reproductive and infant health in Georgia, serving as a sought after authority on the State's health system and outcomes.
The Council is a statewide, seventeen-member multi-disciplinary body appointed by the Governor.
It is charged with advising the Governor and state agencies in matters relating to maternal and infant health.
gcmih.georgia.gov /01/home/0,2167,2439816,00.html   (85 words)

 Zell Miller Brief Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Before being elected as Governor of Georgia in 1990, he served as mayor, as a member of the Georgia Senate, and as Lieutenant Governor.
Georgia is one of the leading states in job creation and during his nearly six years in office, new jobs have been created at the rate of more than 2,500 a week.
Governor Miller is married to the former Shirley Carver.
www.cviog.uga.edu /Projects/jeo300/miller.htm   (358 words)

 CNN.com - Former Georgia Gov. Maddox dies - Jun. 25, 2003
Maddox became governor of Georgia in 1967 on a fluke.
Governor Maddox had the unique ability to connect with everyday Georgians regardless of their background or station in life.
Former Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy, who was Maddox's floor leader in the House during his term as governor, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "He had a reputation as a segregationist, but he told us he was not a segregationist, but that you should be able to associate with whoever you wanted.
www.cnn.com /2003/ALLPOLITICS/06/25/maddox.dead   (852 words)

 Talmadge, Herman E.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When the elder Talmadge died in December 1946, before being sworn in as governor, the Georgia General Assembly elected his son governor by a vote of 161 to 87.
As governor, Herman Talmadge concentrated on improving educational opportunities for children of all races by establishing youth centers, increasing construction of rural roads, and building additional hospitals and health care centers.
As governor, Talmadge concentrated on improving educational opportunities for children of all races by establishing youth centers, increasing construction of rural roads, and building additional hospitals and health care centers.
www.libs.uga.edu /russell/collections/talmadge.html   (3940 words)

 Everything Georgia:Georgia Governor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Governor George E. Pataki today agreed on a friendly wager with Georgia Governor Roy E. "The Mets are ready to show the Braves just how different the regular season is from the playoffs," Governor Pataki said, referring to the Mets regular-season record against the Braves this year.
Among those listening to the Governor's remarks was Jonathan Jackson, an 18-year-old from Marietta, Ga. who scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT at age 14 and enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech at age 16.
Lyons and Georgia citizens by the tens of thousands are miffed that Perdue got elected by promising a referendum that would allow voters their choice of Georgia state flags, then reneged on the vow.
georgiastatecenter.com /guide/Georgia_Governor.htm   (3963 words)

 Georgia's Three Governors Controversy
The reason for the write-in campaign was due to a provision which stated that the Georgia General Assembly would elect a governor from the next two candidates, "then in life" if the winner of the general election died before taking office.
However, Ellis Arnall refused to relinquish the office of governor stating that Herman Talmadge was a "pretender" to the governorship.
Not knowing which man was the legitimate governor, the secretary of state even began sitting on and sleeping with the state seal which was needed by the governor to make certain documents legal.
facstaff.colstate.edu /buchanan_scott   (1176 words)

 A Bitter Peace-The Reconstruction of Georgia
In fact, Georgia was reconstructed three times before the Yankees tired of the game and left the job unfinished.
Georgia was the last State readmitted to the United States.
Georgia did not frame a home rule constitution until 1877 when the danger of hostile occupation by United States forces was past.
ngeorgia.com /history/recon.html   (1073 words)

 The Georgia - The United States Mint
The Georgia quarter's reverse celebrates the state's geographical outline, motto, tree, and nickname.
The Georgia quarter, the fourth quarter released under the 50 State Quarters® Program, is a real peach.
The selection process for the Georgia quarter was initiated when Georgia Governor Zell Miller tasked the Georgia Council for the Arts with the development and selection of the Georgia circulating quarter design.
www.usmint.gov /mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?state=GA   (232 words)

 Ernest Vandiver, Governor of Georgia
Georgia law required that state funds be cut-off from any desegregated school and the federal court system, in 1960-1, was forcing the desegregation of both the University of Georgia and the Atlanta school system.
First, Governor Vandiver requested a stay of the desegregation order, since he had to comply with Georgia law and close any school that was federally desegregated.
Realizing that shutting down the University of Georgia would be a disaster of epic proporations, the governor came up with a way to obey the letter of the law while giving himself a few days to come up with a solution.
ngeorgia.com /people/vandiver.html   (1313 words)

 Eurith Dickinson Rivers & Lucille Lashley
Rivers told an Enterprise reporter that this would be his son's second race for the governor's office, he having made the race two years ago against Governor Hardeman, who had just finished one term, and lost by a small margin of 311 votes over the entire state.
Governor Hardeman, Dr. Rivers said, makde a good record and was said to be a very wealthy man. E.
He was the Governor of Georgia from 1937 to 1940.
www.eosdev.com /rivers/FG07/FG07_346.HTM   (1075 words)

 Vandiver, Ernest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Samuel Ernest Vandiver was born to Samuel Ernest and Vanna Bowers Vandiver in Canon, Franklin County, Georgia, on July 3, 1918.
Vandiver was the last Georgia governor elected under this system, which was abolished in 1963 with the decision of Gray v.
He again ran for governor in 1966, but was forced to withdraw from the race due to a heart attack.
www.libs.uga.edu /russell/collections/vandiver.html   (1890 words)

Georgia was steadily growing in population, commerce, and importance.
The wisdom of Governor Ellis in making fast friends of the Creek Indians was apparent in 1759, when the Carolinas and Virginia became involved in war with the Cherokees, a most powerful tribe.
Governor Lyttleton's treatment of the chiefs had aroused a spirit of revenge, and before he reached Charleston, they had killed fourteen men and besieged the fort.
www.usgennet.org /usa/ga/state1/history/hist-11.htm   (1836 words)

 M180 Talmadge (Eugene) Pamphlets
Talmadge was elected to a two-year term as governor of Georgia in 1932, taking office in 1933; he was reelected in 1934, in 1940, and in 1946, but died on December 21, 1946, before taking office.
The campaign pamphlets are for Eugene Talmadge in his 1942 race for re-election as governor of Georgia.
Also included is a fragment of a handbill titled "To the People of Georgia." It relates to the Georgia governors' race between Dupont Guerry and a Mr.
www.lib.usm.edu /~archives/m180text.htm   (592 words)

 Governor Proclaims Georgia Retail Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
April 9, 2002/Gainesville, GA: Governor of Georgia, Roy E. Barnes, has proclaimed April 14-20, 2002 as Georgia Retail Week and encourages citizens to recognize the contributions of the retail industry to our state.
The purpose of Georgia Retail Week is to focus public awareness on the numerous contributions that Georgia retailers have made to our citizens and the state.
In Governor Barnes' proclamation, the importance of the role retailers play in the success of Georgia's economy is emphasized ­ with manufacturers, transporters, vendors and others involved in merchandise distribution throughout our state.
www.ghcc.com /press/print.asp?ID=127   (244 words)

 Governor Joe Frank Harris
Update: Governor Harris resigned from his Distinguished Executive Fellow Position at GSU in 1999, and now serves as Chair at the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.
He served as Chairman of the Southern Governors Association, Southern Growth Policies Board, the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Southern Regional Education Board, and played a key role in the successful bid to hold the 1988 Democratic Convention in Atlanta, the 1994 Super Bowl, and the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Appointed by Governor Roy Barnes, he is the first former Governor to be a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and currently serves as the Vice-Chairman.
aysps.gsu.edu /people/HarrisJ.htm   (437 words)

 Bull Moose
The Moose is deeply envious of Georgia Democrats.
Georgia Democrats are going to be like mosquitoes in a nudist colony - so many targets of opportunity and so little time.
And as the Moose has previously pointed out, the Georgia #2 job is just the first step on his intended path to the Oval Office.
www.bullmooseblog.com /2005/02/georgia-on-my-mind.html   (307 words)

 Georgia State Page
Georgia is located on southeast coast of the United States, with its state capitol located in Atlanta.
Georgia has an abundance of prime workforce-age residents, with 32.4 percent of the state's population between the ages of 25 and 44.
Georgia Statewide Area AHEC Network– The Georgia Statewide AHEC Network has represented a growing partnership of health providers, health professions students, educators, state agencies, and communities joined together with a commitment to offer educational support to health professionals in the field, both as students and as practitioners.
nnlm.gov /sea/state/ga.html   (1864 words)

 John Ryan: deadmule.com/archive/july
To protect the state from this unpleasant prospect (and to keep the Governor’s job in the family), the Talmadge forces decided to mount a highly secret campaign to write in the name of Ole Gene’s son Herman (pronounced “Hummon”) on the ballot in the General Election.
The out-going Governor, a self-proclaimed “Progressive” who by law could not succeed himself, chimed in by announcing that since he had no legally elected successor, he was still the Governor.
As for the governor’s job, the decision went to the Georgia Supreme Court which concluded that Ole Gene, though quite dead, had nevertheless been the Governor of Georgia and that his successor should be the Lieutenant Governor-elect.
www.deadmule.com /content/word.of.mule.php?content_id=954   (1640 words)

 Ellis G. Arnall: Governor and Hollywood Renegade
As one of the youngest governors ever elected, at age 35, Arnall opposed graft and corruption in a state dominated by special interests.
The Governor was charismatic, as Donald Nelson was deliberate.
Paradoxically, the ratification of the new Georgia constitution, which prohibited more than one successive term of office, brought an end to his popular governorship, and lead to one of the most bizarre elections in United States history.
www.cobbles.com /simpp_archive/ellis-arnall_biography.htm   (728 words)

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