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Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002

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    • Talmadge, Herman Eugene, 1913-
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    • found: NUCMC data from Univ. of Ga. Librs., Russell Libr., Athens for Talmadge, H.E. Papers, 1946-1986(Herman E. Talmadge; gov. of GA., Jan. 14-March 18, 1947 and Nov. 17, 1948-Jan. 10, 1955)
    • found: Biog. Direct. of Amer. Congress, 1774-1961(Talmadge, Herman Eugene; upon the death of his father, Governor-elect Eugene Talmadge, he was elected to the governorship by the state legislature in 1947, served 67 days, then vacated the office due to a decision of the state supreme court, elected in Sept. 1948 to fill the unexpired term, reelected in 1950 and served until Jan. 10, 1955)
    • found: SSDI, June 17, 2006(Talmadge, Herman Eugene; b. Aug. 9, 1913; d. Mar. 21, 2002; Hampton, Henry Co., Georgia)
    • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, December 6, 2013(Talmadge, Herman Eugene (1913-2002); a Senator from Georgia; born on a farm near McRae, Telfair County, Ga., August 9, 1913; attended the public schools in McRae; received a law degree from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1936; admitted to the bar in 1936 and commenced the practice of law in Atlanta, Ga.; volunteered for service in the United States Navy in 1941; saw extensive action in the Pacific theater, attained rank of lieutenant commander and was discharged in November 1945; upon the death of his father, Governor-elect Eugene Talmadge, was elected to the governorship by the State legislature in 1947; served sixty-seven days, then vacated the office due to a decision of the State supreme court; elected in September 1948 to fill the unexpired term; reelected in 1950 and served until January 1955; farmer; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1956; reelected in 1962, 1968 and 1974 and served from January 3, 1957, to January 3, 1981; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980; denounced by the Senate in 1979 for financial misconduct; chairman, Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Ninety-second through Ninety-fifth Congresses), Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses); resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Hampton, Ga., until his death on March 21, 2002; buried on family farm near Hampton, Ga.)
    • found: National Governors Association, via WWW, December 6, 2013(Georgia Governor Herman Eugene Talmadge; son of Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge (1933-1937, 1941-1943) and Georgia's 59th and 61st governor, office dates: January 14, 1947- March 17, 1947, November 17, 1948-January 11, 1955; Talmadge served as the campaign manager for his father's 1946 gubernatorial bid; his father won the election, but passed away before taking office; Herman was then elected by the Georgia Legislature to serve the remainder of his father's unexpired term; however, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled his election was unconstitutional, and Talmadge, having only served 67 days, left office; Melvin Thompson, who was lieutenant governor at the time, assumed the governor's office until a special election could be held; Talmadge won the 1948 special election and served the final two years of his father's term; he was reelected to a second term in 1950)
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