John W. Greer oral history interview, 1987 May 27.
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The Ku Klux Klan was formally incorporated under the laws of the state of Georgia on Dec. 4, 1915. The incorporated organization is a continuance of the earlier post Civil War Reconstruction Era unincorporated Ku Klux Klan and of the Knights of the White Camellia. Women of the Ku Klux Klan was incorporated at a late date as a separate entity. The stated purpose of the KKK was to promote an all White, Protestant United States, excluding all other races and religions. From the descript...
James Lester (Jim L.) Gillis, also known as Mr. Jim, was born in Soperton, Georgia, on January 6, 1892, and died in Atlanta on March 31, 1975. He represented Montgomery County in the Georgia House of Representatives (1915-1917) and the Sixteenth District in the Georgia Senate (1923-1924), during which term he served as President Pro Tem. A long career on the State Highway Board began as a Member in 1937-1939, followed by several terms as Director under governors Herman Talmadge, Ernest Vandiver,...
Born in Forsyth, Georgia; educated at the University of Georgia; practicing lawyer in Atlanta, Montgomery County, and Telfair County, Georgia; Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, 1927-1933; served three terms as Governor of Georgia; died as governor-elect in 1946. From the description of Pamphlets, 1942. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 17429974 ...
The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the state of Georgia. Located in Athens, Georgia, approximately 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, it was the first state-chartered university in the United States. In 2005 U.S. News & World Report magazine ranked UGA 19th in its list of the top 50 public universities for a sixth year in a row. UGA also ranks 58th overall (public and private) in the nation. Today, it is the largest university of the University Syste...
John Wesley Greer (1909- ), Secretary to Georgia Governor E.D. Rivers (1939-1940), Georgia House of Representatives (1945-1954 and 1971-1989), and Georgia Senator (1971-1989), born in Fitzgerald, Georgia. From the description of John W. Greer oral history interview, 1987 June 4. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38477653 From the description of John W. Greer oral history interview, 1987 May 6. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38477646 Fr...
Frederick "Fred" Barrow Hand Sr. (1904-1978), businessman, politician, Georgia Senate (1933-1937), Georgia House of Representatives (1937-1954), and Speaker of the House (1947-1955), resided in Pelham, Georgia. From the description of Fred Hand Sr. political papers, 1947-1958. (Troup County Archive). WorldCat record id: 38727939 ...
The House Communications Office, previously known as the Georgia House Public Information Office, provides media credentials and workspace for journalists who cover the Georgia House of Representatives and serves as the direct liaison between the Office of the Speaker and media outlets in the state. The Director of Media Relations for House Communications, under the direction of the Director of Media Services, supervises the Communications staff to facilitate the coverage by reporters of legisla...
George Bright Hamilton was born August 12, 1891 in Washington, D.C. He married Parrie Leah Livsey and had two daughters and one son. Hamilton served as Georgia State Treasurer from 1933 to 1962, a term at the time unmatched by any other state treasurer in the nation. In 1933, Hamilton was appointed Georgia State Treasurer upon the death of M.L. Ledford, the previous state treasurer. In 1935, he became secretary for the Georgia Auditors' Association. In 1936, Governor Eugene Talmadge had Hamilton...