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Ernest Vandiver

Ernest VandiverAKA Samuel Ernest Vandiver, Jr.

Born: 3-Jul-1918
Birthplace: Canon, GA
Died: 21-Feb-2005
Location of death: Lavonia, GA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Lavonia-Burgess City Cemetery, Lavonia, GA

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Georgia, 1959-63

Military service: US Army Air Corps (bomber pilot, WWII, 1942-45, 2nd Lt.)


[1] Deacon, First Baptist Church.

Father: Samuel Ernest Vandiver, Sr. (businessman/farmer)
Mother: Vanna Bowers
Wife: Sybil Elizabeth "Betty" Russell ("Betty", m. 3-Sep-1947, one son, two daughters)
Son: Samuel Ernest Vandiver III ("Chip")
Daughter: Vanna Elizabeth
Daughter: Jane Brevard

    High School: Darlington School, Rome, GA
    University:
AB, University of Georgia (1940)
    Law School: LLB, University of Georgia (1942)

    Governor of Georgia (13-Jan-1959 to 15-Jan-1963)
    Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1955-59)
    Georgia State Official State Adjutant General (1948-52)
    Mayor Lavonia, GA (1946-47)
    Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
    Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
    Phi Kappa Literary Society
    Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
    Heart Attack 1966


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