Eugene Talmadge

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Eugene Talmadge
Governor of Georgia
Died before assuming office
Preceded byEllis Arnall
Succeeded byHerman Talmadge
In office
January 14, 1941 – January 12, 1943
Preceded byEurith D. Rivers
Succeeded byEllis Arnall
In office
January 10, 1933 – January 12, 1937
Preceded byRichard Russell Jr.
Succeeded byEurith D. Rivers
Personal details
Born(1884-09-23)September 23, 1884
Forsyth, Georgia, U.S.
DiedDecember 21, 1946(1946-12-21) (aged 62)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mattie Thurmond Peterson
Children3, including Herman
EducationUniversity of Georgia (BA, LLB)

Eugene Talmadge (September 23, 1884 – December 21, 1946)[1] was an American attorney and politician. He was the 55th governor of Grorgia.[2] He was elected to be governor three times but only served two time. He served from 1933 until 1937[2] and from 1941 until 1943. Talmadge died before he could be sworn in for the third time. He died of a liver problem.[3] His death caused the three governors controversy. [4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Henderson, Harold Paulk (August 25, 2004). "Eugene Talmadge (1884–1946)". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Eugene Talmadge". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2023-03-23.
  3. Pomerantz, Gary. "When Georgia had three governors: The story that won George Goodwin a journalism prize". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved 2023-03-23.
  4. "Eugene Talmadge". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2023-03-23.