Three Governors: Herman Talmadge, the Georgia Supreme Court and the Gubernatorial Election of 1946

Georgia Bar journal, Vol. 8, No. 3, December 2002

8 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2009  

Lucian E. Dervan

Southern Illinois University School of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2002

Abstract

Herman Talmadge, who died March 21, 2002, was a governor, senator, and Georgia icon who controlled state politics for much of the last half of the 20th century. While many events in Talmadge’s life deserve attention, one event in particular stands out amongst the trials and tribulations, victories and scandals in this long American political life. In 1946, the Georgia gubernatorial election brought a state government to its knees, a state Supreme Court to the height of its power and Talmadge into the national spotlight as a revolver toting aspiring governor.

Keywords: Southern Legal History, Georgia Supreme Court, Herman Talmadge

Suggested Citation

Dervan, Lucian E., Three Governors: Herman Talmadge, the Georgia Supreme Court and the Gubernatorial Election of 1946 (December 1, 2002). Georgia Bar journal, Vol. 8, No. 3, December 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1462420

Lucian E. Dervan (Contact Author)

Southern Illinois University School of Law ( email )

Lesar Law Building
Carbondale, IL 62901
United States

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