Lester Maddox

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Lester Maddox
75th Governor of Georgia
In office
January 11, 1967 – January 12, 1971
LieutenantGeorge T. Smith
Preceded byCarl Sanders
Succeeded byJimmy Carter
7th Lieutenant Governor of Georgia
In office
January 12, 1971 – January 14, 1975
Preceded byGeorge Smith
Succeeded byZell Miller
Personal details
Lester Garfield Maddox

(1915-09-30)September 30, 1915
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
DiedJune 25, 2003(2003-06-25) (aged 87)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Resting placeArlington Memorial Park
Sandy Springs, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Other political
American Independent (1968; 1976)
Spouse(s)Hattie Virginia Cox (1918–1997)

Lester Garfield Maddox Sr. (September 30, 1915 – June 25, 2003) was an American politician who was the 75th Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1967 to 1971. He was a Democrat and supporter for racial segregation.[1] He was Lieutenant Governor during the period when Jimmy Carter was Governor.

References[change | change source]

  1. Severo, Richard (June 25, 2003). "Lester Maddox Dies at 87; Segregationist Was a Georgia Governor". The New York Times.