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  George, Walter F.
NameWalter F. George
Vienna, Georgia , United States
Born January 29, 1878
DiedAugust 04, 1957 (79 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 10, 2015 05:20pm
InfoGEORGE, Walter Franklin, a Senator from Georgia; born on a farm near Preston, Webster County, Ga., January 29, 1878; attended the common schools; graduated from Mercer University, Macon, Ga., in 1900 and from its law department in 1901; admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Vienna, Ga.; solicitor general of the Cordele judicial circuit 1907-1912 and judge of the superior court 1912-1917; judge of the State court of appeals from January to October 1917, when he resigned; associate justice of the State supreme court 1917-1922, when he resigned; elected on November 7, 1922, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas E. Watson; reelected in 1926, 1932, 1938, 1944, and again in 1950 and served from November 22, 1922, to January 2, 1957; was not a candidate for renomination in 1956; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Eighty-fourth Congress; chairman, Committee on Privileges and Elections (Seventy-third through Seventy-sixth Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (Seventy-sixth, Seventy-seventh, and Eighty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Finance (Seventy-seventh through Seventy-ninth Congresses and Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses), Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses), Select Committee on Case Influence (Eighty-fourth Congress), Special Committee on Foreign Assistance (Eighty-fourth Congress); President Dwight Eisenhower�s special ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization until his death; died in Vienna, Ga., August 4, 1957; interment in Vienna Cemetery.



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