Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dervan on Herman Talmadge, the Georgia Supreme Court and the Gubernatorial Election of 1946

Three Governors: Herman Talmadge, the Georgia Supreme Court and the Gubernatorial Election of 1946 has just been posted by Lucian E. Dervan, Southern Illinois University School of Law. It appeared in the Georgia Bar Journal (December 2002). Here's the abstract, which is more of a teaser:
Herman Talmadge, who died March 21, 2002, was a governor, senator, and Georgia icon who controlled state politics for much of the last half of the 20th century. While many events in Talmadge’s life deserve attention, one event in particular stands out amongst the trials and tribulations, victories and scandals in this long American political life. In 1946, the Georgia gubernatorial election brought a state government to its knees, a state Supreme Court to the height of its power and Talmadge into the national spotlight as a revolver toting aspiring governor.

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