Mack Mattingly

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Mattingly in the 1980s

Mack Francis Mattingly (born January 7, 1931) served one term as a United States senator from Georgia. He was the first Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate from that state since Reconstruction.

Mattingly was born in Anderson, Indiana. He studied at Indiana University.

In 1980, Mattingly unseated longtime Democratic Senator Herman Talmadge, which was seen as an historic political upset.[1]

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  1. Minchin, Timothy J. (2015). "'An Historic Upset': Herman Talmadge's 1980 Senate Defeat and the End of a Political Dynasty". Georgia Historical Quarterly. 99 (3): 156–197. Retrieved 2 November 2016.