David B. Poythress
|Georgia Commissioner of Labor|
|Preceded by||Al Scott|
|Succeeded by||Michael Thurmond|
|22nd Secretary of State of Georgia|
January 1979 – January 1983
|Preceded by||Ben Fortson, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Max Cleland|
|Born||October 24, 1943|
Bibb County, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||January 15, 2017 (aged 73)|
Cartersville, Georgia, U.S.
|Alma mater||Emory University|
|Branch/service||United States Air Force|
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.
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