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  Porter, Carol
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NameCarol Porter
Dublin, Georgia , United States
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Born Unknown
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Nov 28, 2012 02:35pm
InfoCarol was born to William Asa Dodd, a country doctor and jazz pianist, and his wife Louise, a school teacher and cookbook author, on November 8, 1958. Carol and her brother, Bill, grew up in the small town of Wrightsville, Georgia. Because there was no county hospital and her father was the only doctor in the community, Carol spent a large part of her childhood going on house calls with her father. Playing with the children and visiting with family members, as her father attended patients, gave Carol an inside view of life across vastly different social and economic lines. These early experiences led Carol to believe that what separates Georgia most is neither demographics nor geography, but rather, differences in economic and educational opportunities. As the wife of the governor, Carol will focus her efforts on putting more of Georgia’s citizens into the workforce and strengthening the educational opportunities needed to achieve that goal.

Carol attended the University of Georgia, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology. After college, Carol decided to become a copywriter and obtained a job at the Courier Herald in Dublin working in advertising. While in Dublin she met DuBose, a young, single, newly-elected state representative who was practicing law, and they were married on Jan 25, 1984. DuBose and Carol later purchased fifty percent of the Courier Herald Publishing Company, and DuBose moved from practicing law to join Carol at the newspaper. After the birth of their four sons,Stephen, Guyton, Asa, and Inman, Carol took a twenty-year sabbatical to become a stay-at-home mom.

In addition to her duties as a mom, Carol volunteered as a Cub Scout Pack Leader for a group of underprivileged children. Seeing that there were more children than her troop could serve led Carol to establish a local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club. She was also a president of Dublin Girls Cotillion Club, a member of Erin Garden Club, in Dublin Service League, and a member of Moms in Touch Prayer Group. She was a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 1985 and was president of the PTA at her sons’ school. Carol is an artist and raised funds with her work, establishing the non-profit Carol Dodd Porter Foundation for the Arts at the Dublin Campus of Middle Georgia College, which purchases local artists' work to be displayed in the College’s art collection. She served as president of the Georgia Citizens for the Arts. Carol is currently serving on the Dublin-Laurens Chamber of Commerce and the board of the UGA Parents and Families Association. Carol is the general manager of nine newspapers in Middle Georgia.

Carol’s faith holds an important role in her life. She and her family are active members of First United Methodist Church in Dublin, where she is currently serving on the Administrative Board, on the Worship Committee and as a Sunday School teacher for The Second Door Adult Bible Class.


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Husband DuBose Porter Jan 25, 1984- 00, 2011

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