David Poythress

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David B. Poythress
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Georgia Commissioner of Labor
In office
Preceded byAl Scott
Succeeded byMichael Thurmond
22nd Secretary of State of Georgia
In office
January 1979 – January 1983
GovernorGeorge Busbee
Preceded byBen Fortson, Jr.
Succeeded byMax Cleland
Personal details
Born(1943-10-24)October 24, 1943
Bibb County, Georgia, U.S.
DiedJanuary 15, 2017(2017-01-15) (aged 73)
Cartersville, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Poythress
Alma materEmory University
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Air Force
RankLieutenant General

David B. Poythress (October 24, 1943 – January 15, 2017) was an American politician and military commander. He was born in Bibb County, Georgia.[1]

He has served terms as Secretary of State and Commissioner of Labor of the state of Georgia. Poythress also served as the Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard from 1999 until 2007, initially appointed by Governor Roy Barnes and reappointed by Governor Sonny Perdue. He retired as a Lieutenant General.

Pothyress died on January 15, 2017 in Cartersville, Georgia at the age of 73.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Georgia. Dept. of Archives and History (1981). Georgia Official and Statistical Register. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  2. "David Poythress Has Passed Away". GeorgiaPol. 16 January 2017.