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  Talmadge, Herman
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NameHerman Talmadge
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Lovejoy, Georgia , United States
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Born August 09, 1913
DiedMarch 21, 2002 (88 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
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Dec 28, 2014 07:44pm
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Infoborn on a farm near McRae, Telfair County, Ga., August 9, 1913; attended the public schools in McRae; received a law degree from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1936; was admitted to the bar in 1936 and commenced the practice of law in Atlanta, Ga.; volunteered for service in the United States Navy in 1941; saw extensive action in the Pacific theater, attained rank of lieutenant commander and was discharged in November 1945; upon the death of his father, Governor-elect Eugene Talmadge, was elected to the governorship by the State legislature in 1947; served sixty-seven days, then vacated the office due to a decision of the State supreme court; elected in September 1948 to fill the unexpired term; reelected in 1950 and served until January 1955; farmer; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1956; reelected in 1962, 1968, and again in 1974, and served from January 3, 1957, to January 3, 1981; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980; denounced by the Senate in 1979 for financial misconduct; chairman, Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Ninety-second through Ninety-fifth Congresses), Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses); resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Hampton, Ga., until his death on March 21, 2002; buried on family farm near Hampton, GA.


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DISCUSSION
Importance? 10.00000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Betty Talmadge 00, 1941- 00, 1977
Father Eugene Talmadge 1884-1946

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/04/1980 GA US Senate Lost 49.13% (-1.74%)
  08/26/1980 GA US Senate - D Runoff Won 58.57% (+17.15%)
  08/05/1980 GA US Senate - D Primary Won 41.99% (+17.92%)
  01/03/1979 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1977 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1975 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1974 GA US Senate Won 71.76% (+43.52%)
  08/13/1974 GA US Senate- D Primary Won 81.47% (+62.93%)
  01/03/1973 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1971 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1968 GA US Senate Won 77.51% (+55.02%)
  09/11/1968 GA US Senate - D Primary Won 75.19% (+50.38%)
  11/06/1962 GA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/12/1962 GA US Senate - D Primary Won 88.03% (+76.05%)
  11/06/1956 US Vice President Lost 0.19% (-85.88%)
  11/06/1956 GA US Senate Won 99.97% (+99.94%)
  09/12/1956 GA US Senate - D Primary Won 80.31% (+60.63%)
  11/07/1950 GA Governor Won 98.44% (+97.02%)
  06/28/1950 GA Governor - D Primary Won 49.33% (+1.46%)
  11/02/1948 GA Governor - Special Election Won 97.51% (+95.31%)
  09/08/1948 GA Governor - Special D Primary Won 51.77% (+6.63%)
  01/16/1947 GA Governor - Legislative Election Won 64.92% (+29.84%)
  11/05/1946 GA Governor Lost 0.46% (-98.08%)
ENDORSEMENTS
GA US President - D Primary - Mar 13, 1984 D Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
US Secretary of the Interior - Jun 11, 1975 R Stanley K. Hathaway
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 14, 1958 NPA Reject