Eugene Talmadge

Eugene Talmadge

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  • Eugene Talmadge was a man trying to get attention. He wanted to run for governor. He would go around towns and make speeches on his tree stump.
  • Who is this guy? I would never let  my husband vote for him...
  • He is perfect for governor!!
  • He believes exactly what we do!
  • Eugene Talmadge was elected as the governor of Georgia in 1933.
  • Talmadge and the president (FDR) never got along that well. Mr. Roosevelt wanted to integrate everything. Since, Talmadge was a white supremacist he never agreed.
  • After 2 successful terms as governor, Eugene ran for U.S. senate. He was defeated by Richard Russel. He ran for governor again in 1941 and was elected. 
  • In November of 1946,  Talmadge was elected to a fourth term. He died before serving one day as Governor.  This incident was a very embarrassing time for Georgia.  The three governors controversy came into effect. Three men claiming to be Governor. 
  • Although many think Eugene Talmadge was not a "good" Governor, he was actually a very memorable one.  He ran for governor 5 times and was elected 4. He was an extremely racist man with strong beliefs. The public did not always agree with him but,  he made a lasting impact on our state.
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