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Herman Talmadge

AKA Herman Eugene Talmadge

Born: 9-Aug-1913
Birthplace: McRae, GA
Died: 21-Mar-2002
Location of death: Hampton, GA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Family Farm, Hampton, GA

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Senator and Governor from Georgia

Military service: US Navy Reserve (1941-45, Lt. Cmdr.)

Father: Eugene Talmadge (Governor of Georgia, b. 23-Sep-1884, d. 21-Dec-1946)
Mother: Matilda Iola Thurmond Peterson ("Mattie")
Wife: Katherine Williamson (m. 1937, div. 1940)
Wife: Leila Elizabeth Shingler ("Betty", m. 1941, div. 1977, d. 7-May-2005, two sons)
Son: Herman Eugene, Jr.
Son: Robert (d. 1975)
Wife: Lynda Pierce (home economist, m. 1984, until his death)

    Law School: LLB, University of Georgia (1936)

    US Senator, Georgia (3-Jan-1957 to 3-Jan-1981)
    Governor of Georgia (17-Nov-1948 to 11-Jan-1955)
    Governor of Georgia (appointed, 14-Jan-1947 to 18-Mar-1947)
    American Legion
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Farm Bureau
    Freemasonry
    Shriners
    State Bar of Georgia 1936
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Surgery 1996 (cancerous tumor removed)
    Open Heart Surgery 1997
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

Author of books:
You and Segregation (1955)
Talmadge: A Political Legacy, A Politician's Life (1987, memoir, with Mark Royden Winchell)


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