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.