Nathan Deal

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Nathan Deal
82nd Governor of Georgia
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 14, 2019
LieutenantCasey Cagle
Preceded bySonny Perdue
Succeeded byBrian Kemp
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 9th district
In office
January 3, 2007 – March 21, 2010
Preceded byCharlie Norwood
Succeeded byTom Graves
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byEd Jenkins
Succeeded byCharlie Norwood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 10th district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byCharlie Norwood
Succeeded byCharlie Norwood
Member of the Georgia Senate
from the 49th district
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byHoward T. Overby
Succeeded byJane Hemmer
Personal details
John Nathan Deal

(1942-08-25) August 25, 1942 (age 81)
Millen, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Other political
Democratic Party (before 1995)
Sandra Dunagan
(m. 1966; her death 2022)
ResidenceDemorest, Georgia, U.S.
Alma materMercer University
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army seal United States Army
Years of service1966–1968

John Nathan Deal (born August 25, 1942) is an American politician. He was the 82nd Governor of Georgia from January 2011 to January 2019.

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democratic Party candidate in 1992, but switched to the Republican Party in 1995.

On March 1, 2010, Deal announced his resignation from Congress to run for governor of Georgia.[1]

Family background[change | change source]

Deal's ancestors came to Georgia from Tennessee.[2] Most were farmers in the Bulloch County area, such as the Brannens.[2] Like fellow Georgia governors Sonny Perdue and Brian Kemp, Deal's ancestors in Georgia owned slaves.[3][4][5]

From 1966 until her death in 2022, he was married to teacher Sandra Dunagan. They had two children.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Aaron Gould Sheinin (2010-08-11). "Deal defeats Handel in August 2010 Republican primary". Archived from the original on 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas Jr., Kenneth H. (2012-08-11). "Governor-elect has deep roots in Middle Georgia". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  3. "Brannen - 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules". Ancestry Library. Retrieved 2020-11-18. Slave-owning Brannens in Bulloch County recorded in the 1860 United States Census include Alex Brannen, Edmund Brannen, Francis Brannen, Hampton Brannen, John C. Brannen, Nancy Brannen, Uriah M. Brannen, William A. Brannen, and William D. Brannen.
  4. Wynn-Perdue, Gervaise (1984). James A. Perdue and descendants, 1822-1984. Warner Robins, Georgia: G. Wynn-Perdue. pp. 458–461. ISBN 978-0-9613474-0-6.
  5. Lambert, Frank (2005). James Habersham: Loyalty, Politics, and Commerce in Colonial Georgia. University of Georgia Press. ISBN 978-0-8203-2539-2.
  6. Williams, Dave (August 23, 2022). "Former Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal dies of cancer". The Union-Recorder. Retrieved August 23, 2022.

Other websites[change | change source]

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