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  New Georgia Encyclopedia: Lester Maddox (1915-2003)
Maddox would both shun and cultivate this reputation at various points throughout his career.
Maddox also ran for president of the United States in 1976 as an independent.
Bruce Galphin, The Riddle of Lester Maddox (Atlanta: Camelot, 1968).
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1387   (1166 words)

  
 Maddox, Lester (Clifford Hodges Brewton Papers)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Lester G. Maddox was born in Atlanta on September 30, 1915 to Dean and Flonnie Maddox.
Maddox's outspoken response to integration continued to be a catalyst for his political career, as evidenced by his 1957 campaign for mayor of Atlanta.
Maddox was able, however, to increase funding for the university system as well as state teachers salaries.
www.libs.uga.edu /russell/collections/lmaddox.html   (887 words)

  
 Lester Maddox - Third Party Encyclopedia
Lester Maddox (1915-2003) was a businessman, politician, and radical segregationist.
Maddox made two unsuccessful bids to become mayor of Atlanta and a failed run for Lt. Governor before he was finally elected Governor in 1966.
Maddox won the Democratic primary because of vote splitting among a large field that included Jimmy Carter and a powerful former Governor.
thirdpartywatch.com /encyclopedia/index.php?title=Lester_Maddox   (305 words)

  
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Lester Maddox (September 30, 1915 - June 25, 2003) was a segregationist politician.
Maddox ran again for governor in 1974 and lost: when Carter ran for President in 1976, Maddox ran against him as the nominee of the American Independent Party, but got few votes.
Maddox was diagnosed with cancer in 1983, and had recently had intestinal surgery.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/l/le/lester_maddox.html   (251 words)

  
 CNN.com - Former Georgia Gov. Maddox dies - Jun. 25, 2003
Lester Maddox, notorious as the defiant ax handle- wielding segregationist who went on to become a populist governor of Georgia, died of complications from a fall, his family announced Wednesday.
Lester Maddox brandishes a pistol during an unsuccessful attempt by three fl men to desegregate his restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, the day after the Civil Rights Act was signed into law in 1964.
Maddox was so popular at the end of 1971 he might have won re-election but the Georgia constitution barred him from seeking another term as governor.
www.cnn.com /2003/ALLPOLITICS/06/25/maddox.dead   (867 words)

  
 Lesson Plans: Appendix E - Lester Maddox and the Passing of Martin Luther King, Jr.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Maddox surprised many when he appointed three fl women to the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, but there were 110 others on the commission and two of the three fls had already served under Governor Sanders.
Maddox marched out of the Capitol and over to the flagpole outside the main entrance, surrounded by reporters and cameramen from the major television networks.
Maddox, who had cleared his schedule for the day, closed the Capitol at 2:00 PM, citing "security reasons." His overreaction revealed "a man bordering on terror." The procession passed by solemnly and the funeral occurred without incident.
www.sos.state.ga.us /state_capitol/capitolguide/appendixe.htm   (744 words)

  
 Lester Maddox - dKosopedia
Maddox, an Atlanta restaurant owner, was elected Governor of Georgia in 1966 as a segregationist Democrat.
Maddox ran for President against Carter in 1976 as the nominee of the American Independent Party.
Maddox ran for Governor again in 1990, finishing fourth in the Democratic Primary behind Zell Miller, Roy Barnes and Andrew Young.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Lester_Maddox   (140 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- Former Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox, 87, described Tuesday as gravely ill
ATLANTA –; Former Gov. Lester Maddox, one of the Old South's last segregationist governors, was gravely ill Tuesday, his daughter said.
Maddox, 87, cracked two ribs when he fell about 10 days ago at an assisted living home where he was recovering from intestinal surgery, Virginia Carnes said.
Maddox, a high school dropout born in a working-class section of Atlanta, gained national notoriety for chasing several fls away from his Pickrick fried chicken restaurant in Atlanta in July 1964, the day after the Civil Rights Act was signed into law.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/nation/20030624-1445-lestermaddox.html   (343 words)

  
 Race Matters - Lester Maddox, Segregationist and Georgia Governor, Dies at 87   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Maddox was direct and outspoken in the defense of his convictions, which he wrapped in a states' rights banner.
Lester Garfield Maddox was born in Atlanta on Sept. 30, 1915, the second of seven children born to Dean Garfield Maddox and Flonnie Castleberry Maddox.
Maddox left elective office more than 30 years ago but never ceased to be a political novelty — among the last of the Southern demagogues who spoke his mind and knew how to put on a show, sometimes riding a bicycle backward around the state Capitol.
www.racematters.org /lestermaddox.htm   (1361 words)

  
 Remembering Lester Maddox
Lester Maddox was a charter member of the Council of Conservative Citizens, present at our founding meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Maddox died at an Atlanta hospice in 2003, having survived cancer and heart-attacks, living to the age of 87.
While the national media, liked to vilify him as a "racist," Lester Maddox was admired by fls and whites alike during his years of notable public service in Georgia.
www.cofcc.org /memoriam/lester_maddox.htm   (130 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Former Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox dead at 87   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Maddox, who had battled cancer since 1983, cracked two ribs earlier this month when he fell at an assisted living home where he was recovering from surgery.
But in 1968, Maddox refused to close the Capitol for the funeral of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., which drew thousands of mourners to Atlanta's streets, and he expressed anger that state flags were being flown at half staff.
Maddox was born Sept. 30, 1915, in Atlanta.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2003-06-25-maddox_x.htm   (1088 words)

  
 Lester Maddox
Lester Maddox, governor of the state at the time, refuses to close the state government in honor of the slain Civil Rights leader, or attend the funeral.
Maddox felt King was an "enemy of the country." The governor additionally stationed 64 riot-helmeted state troopers at the entrances of the capitol to protect "the property of the state."
Lester Maddox, 87, a segregationist who governed Georgia as a moderate Democrat, died in an Atlanta hospice as a result of a fall.
www.ourgeorgiahistory.com /chronpop/2596   (404 words)

  
 Maddox, Lester American Independent Party 1976 Racist (MADAIP76)
Lester Garfield Maddox (September 30, 1915—June 25, 2003) was an American Democratic Party politician who was governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1967 to 1971.
Lester Maddox was born in Atlanta, Georgia, one of seven children of a steelworker.
When Carter ran for President in 1976, Maddox ran against him as the nominee of the American Independent Party, saying that his former rival was "the most dishonest man I ever met." Maddox only received 50,000 votes in the election, less than one percent of the vote.
www.catgen.com /bandl/EN/100014710.html   (1315 words)

  
 The Rise and Resurrection of Lester Maddox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Perdue never suggested that Maddox was a role-model or that Maddox' statement that he wished he had "fought harder" should have impelled the next generation to carry on the fight for segregation.
It stated that Maddox was a "native Atlantan," but not that he was an unrepentant segregationist or that, when threatened with integration, he had declared, "Students should continue to go back to their old schools and not get on the first durn bus.
Maddox wanted to assure that integrationists were always seen as the enemies of the nation and segregationists as the true Americans.
www.nationalist.org /docs/ideology/maddox.html   (3036 words)

  
 Lester Maddox profile
Maddox watches a 1997 videotape of Pat Robertson's "The 700 Club" in which Carter, between a smile and a grimace, confesses that God has abandoned him twice during his life.
Maddox says it was simply a "divine mission." Cook describes a weird chain of events in which the unthinkable happened.
Maddox reclines in the way-back position of his La-Z-Boy and studies the afternoon newspaper while I finish leafing through the press kit.
www.southerncurrents.com /misc/maddox.htm   (3090 words)

  
 Heritage Preservation Association
The Heritage Preservation Association is deeply saddened by the loss of former Georgia Governor, Lester Maddox.
Governor Maddox was a charter member of the HPA when it was founded in 1994 and a generous donor over the years.
Lester's devotion to his wife and family exemplified the epitome of a Southern gentleman.
www.hpa.org /pressrel/lestermaddox.htm   (175 words)

  
 Maddox - Uncyclopedia
Maddox (Born May 6, 1758) is a well-known Pirate, renowned art-critic, #1 New York Best-Selling Author, and a leader of the Jacobins.
Maddox was born to two spiteful parents in 1942 in the town of Shithole, Utah, as a full adult because kids suck.
Maddox proceeded to cutlass mi cesped y pasteles son muy delicioso por favor into fragments of meaningless drivel and create his own reality, in the realm between life and death.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Maddox   (778 words)

  
 H-Net Review: Gordon E. Harvey on Everything is Pickrick: The Life of Lester Maddox
Maddox is also an important piece of the region's struggle to cope with the end of segregation in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Maddox believed that if he did not want to serve fls in the Pickrick, he did not have to because the Pickrick was his property.
Maddox also instituted the Committee of 1000, which encouraged state employees to blow the whistle on their department heads if they saw any violation of state ethics or the law.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=15816965243954   (1231 words)

  
 [Deathwatch] Lester Maddox, former Georgia governor, 87
Former Georgia Gov. Maddox dies Wednesday, June 25, 2003 Posted: 6:31 AM EDT (1031 GMT) http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/06/25/maddox.obit.ap/index.html ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Lester Maddox, the restaurateur who became a symbol of segregationist defiance and then Georgia governor in a fluke election, died Wednesday, family members said.
A dropout restauranteur Maddox was born September 30, 1915, in Atlanta.
Wins by a fluke Maddox ran twice for mayor of Atlanta and once for lieutenant governor before capturing the state's highest office through a quirk in state law.
slick.org /pipermail/deathwatch/2003-June/000429.html   (853 words)

  
 Lester Maddox
By not serving fls in his restaurant, Maddox says he was merely exercising one of the rights of private ownership guaranteed all Americans by the Constitution.
In 1974, when Maddox was favored to win a return trip to the governor's mansion, he was swamped in a Democratic primary runoff by state Rep. George Busbee, the kind of business-oriented, moderate conservative who has since dominated Georgia politics.
Next to Maddox's burgundy recliner is his "shrine to his wife": a matching recliner with three Bibles on its seat, one of them a gift from the 1975 Georgia Legislature.
www.artery.org /Maddox-CL.htm   (2923 words)

  
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Maddox, who had battled cancer since 1983, cracked two ribs when he fell about 10 days ago at an assisted living home where he was recovering from intestinal surgery.
Maddox became famous in the 1960s when he closed and then sold his Pickrick fried chicken restaurant in Atlanta rather than serve Blacks.
Barred from succeeding himself at the end of his four-year term, Maddox won the state's second-highest office, and from the position as lieutenant governor battled the man who succeeded him as governor, President-to-be Jimmy Carter.
www.11alive.com /news/news_article.aspx?storyid=33276   (1004 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Everything Is Pickrick: The Life of Lester Maddox: Books: Bob Short   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Maddox became governor of GA, with the support of the Citizens' Councils and the K.K.K. largely on the strength of his confrontation at his restaurant the "Pickrick" with civil rights demonstrators in 1964.
Maddox's racial attitudes are old fashioned, fotunately his commitment to honesty, industry, thrift, and fair play were old fashioned as well.
Maddox is a plain, simple man, seemingly without guile, but the times in which he lived and the phenomenon of his public life, were anything but.
www.amazon.com /Everything-Pickrick-Life-Lester-Maddox/dp/0865546622   (1628 words)

  
 Lester Maddox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Maddox, no doubt, won a great many votes from rural white Georgians who were not yet ready to accept an integrated society.
Maddox's competition in the race would be Republican candidate Howard "Bo" Callaway, the son of Cason Callaway the developer who built Callaway Gardens, the 13,000 acre resort facility about an hour southwest of Atlanta.
Photo: Lester Maddox carries his protest to the White House in August of 1965, after he lost his court case waged to prevent his restaurant from being desegregated.
atlantatimemachine.com /misc/maddox06.htm   (129 words)

  
 Blog of Death: Lester Maddox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Lester Maddox, the segregationist who would be governor of Georgia, died Wednesday.
Maddox was hospitalized after taking a fall, and was suffering from pneumonia and intestinal problems.
Maddox then closed the restaurant and ran for governor on an uncompromising segregationist platform.
www.blogofdeath.com /archives/000049.html   (178 words)

  
 Lester Maddox Passes... (Slobokan's Site O' Schtuff)
Lester Maddox - the restaurateur who became a symbol of segregationist defiance and then Georgia governor in a controversial election - died this morning at an Atlanta hospice.
Lester Maddox -- the restaurateur who became a symbol of segregationist defiance and then Georgia governor in a controversial election -- died this morning at an Atlanta hospice.
Maddox, the only Atlantan to serve as Georgia's governor, served from 1967 to 1971.
www.slobokan.com /archives/2003/06/25/lester-maddox-passes   (384 words)

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