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Georgia Public Official Portraits

Georgia Public Official Portraits

Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Public Official Portraits
Creator: University of Georgia. School of Law
Inclusive Dates: 1990s
Language(s): English
Extent: 11 item(s) (3 boxes)
Collection Number: RBRL084GPOP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: This collection is comprised of eleven 8x10" triptych color portraits in 10 ½ x12 ½" gold frames of University of Georgia School of Law alumni who have served prominent roles in modern Georgia politics such as: Richard B. Russell, Jr., Herman Talmadge, S. Ernest Vandiver, and Carl E. Sanders.

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ellis Arnall

Ellis Arnall (1907 to 1992) served in the Georgia House of Representatives, was appointed state attorney general, and served as governor of Georgia from 1943 to 1947. At the end of his term, Arnall returned to his private law practice and served as director of the Office of Price Stabilization in 1952.

Michael Bowers

Michael Bowers (1942-) served as Attorney General of Georgia from 1981 to 1997 and now practices law with Balch & Bingham in Atlanta, Georgia.

Arthur Bolton

Arthur K. Bolton (1921 to 1997) served as Attorney General for the State of Georgia from 1965 to 1981.

George Busbee

George Busbee (1927 to 2004) was a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives from 1957 to 1972 and was Governor of Georgia from 1975 to 1983.

Thomas Marshall

Thomas Marshall (1920 to 2003) was judge for the Superior Courts of Georgia Southwestern Circuit, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, and the Supreme Courts of Georgia, where he was chief justice from 1986 to 1989.

Thomas Murphy

Thomas Murphy (1924 to 2007) served several terms in the Georgia House of Representatives starting in 1960. He served as administrative floor leader from 1967 to 1970 and then served as Speaker pro tem from 1970 to 1973. In 1973 he was elected as Speaker in the House of Representatives, a position he maintained until 2002.

Richard B. Russell

Richard B. Russell Jr. (1897 to 1971) served in public office for fifty years as a state legislator, governor of Georgia from 1931 to 1933, and U.S. senator. Russell served as United States senator from 1933 to 1971.

Carl E. Sanders

Carl Edward Sanders (1925-) served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1954 to 1956; and in the Georgia Senate from 1956 to 1962. He was governor of Georgia from 1962 to 1967. Sanders still lives in Atlanta and practices law with Troutman Sanders LLP.

Herman E. Talmadge

Herman E. Talmadge (1913 to 2002) was governor of Georgia in 1947 and then from 1949 to 1955 before joining the United States Senate. Talmadge served as senator from 1955 until 1980.

Eugene Talmadge

Eugene Talmadge (1884 to 1946), father of Herman Talmadge, was governor of Georgia from 1933 to 1937 and then from 1941 to 1943.

S. Ernest Vandiver

Samuel Ernest Vandiver (1918 to 2005) was elected lieutenant governor and served under Governor S. Marvin Griffin, Sr. from 1955 to 1959. Vandiver was also governor of Georgia from 1959 to 1963.

Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of eleven 8x10" triptych color portraits in 10 ½ x12 ½" gold frames of University of Georgia School of Law alumni who have played prominent roles in modern Georgia politics.

Organization and Arrangement

Portraits are arranged in boxes in alphabetical order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia Public Official Portraits, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2012.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992.
Bolton, Arthur K., 1922-1997.
Bowers, Michael Joseph, 1942-
Busbee, George, 1927-2004
Governors -- Georgia.
Legislators -- Georgia.
Marshall, Thomas O. (Thomas Oliver), 1920-
Murphy, Thomas Bailey, 1924-2007
Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925-
Talmadge, Eugene, 1884-1946.
Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002
University of Georgia. School of Law
Vandiver, S. Ernest (Samuel Ernest), 1918-2005.

Related Collections in this Repository

Carl E. Sanders Papers

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection

Herman E. Talmadge Collection

S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr. Papers

Arthur K. Bolton Scrapbooks

George Busbee Collection

Related Collections in Other Repositories

Thomas B. Murphy, 1924-2007, Ingram Library, University of West Georgia

Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections Department, William Russell Pullen Library, Georgia State University

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Ellis Arnall; Michael Bowers; Arthur Bolton; George Busbee, 1990s
2Thomas Marshall; Thomas Murphy; Richard B. Russell; Carl E. Sanders, 1990s
3Herman Talmadge; Eugene Talmadge; S. Ernest Vandiver, 1990s