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Newnan in Coweta County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall

(1907-1992)

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 16, 2011
1. Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall Marker
Inscription. Ellis Gibbs Arnall was born in Newnan on March 20, 1907, and was one of the most influential and progressive Governors in Georgia’s history. After serving in the state legislature and as Georgia's Attorney General, Arnall was Georgia’s Governor from 1943 to 1947. His most prominent accomplishment was reforming the state’s college education system, which had lost accreditation under former Governor Eugene Talmadge. Arnall believed “education is the hope of the future. It is the salvation of our people.” His other achievements include establishing the University Regents system, modernizing the Georgia Constitution and lowering the voting age to 18.
 
Erected 2011 by Georgia Historical Society, the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, and the Coweta County Genealogical Society. (Marker Number 38-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 22.505′ N, 84° 47.986′ W. Marker is in Newnan, Georgia, in Coweta County. Marker is at the intersection of North Court Square and East Court Square (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling west on North Court Square. Click for map. Located at the original Coweta County Courthouse
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By David Seibert, October 16, 2011
2. Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall Marker
Prior to the dedication on October 16, 2011
(now the Coweta County Probate Court). Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Court Square, Newnan GA 30263, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor William Yates Atkinson (a few steps from this marker); Coweta County (a few steps from this marker); Coweta County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of General Daniel Newnan (within shouting distance of this marker); Coweta County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Hospitals (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Brown's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Joe M. Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Newnan.
 
Regarding Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall. The marker was dedicated on October 16, 2011.
 
Also see . . .  Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall. The New Georgia Encyclopedia's biography of Gov. Arnall. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Government
 
Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 16, 2011
3. Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall Marker
Preparing the marker for the dedication on October 16, 2011
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By David Seibert, October 16, 2011
4. Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall Marker
Ready for dedication
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By David Seibert, October 16, 2011
5. Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall Marker
Newnan historian Elizabeth Beers was Master of Ceremonies for the dedication. Ms. Beers served as project coordinator for the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society for the markers for Newnan's two governors. (The marker for Gov. William Yates Atkinson is visible to the right.)
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By David Seibert, October 16, 2011
6. Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall Marker
Newnan Mayor L. Keith Brady spoke at the marker dedication.
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By David Seibert, October 16, 2011
7. Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall Marker
Will Hanley, representing the Georgia Historical Society, spoke at the dedication.
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By David Seibert, October 16, 2011
8. Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall Marker
The unveiling of the marker
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By David Seibert, October 16, 2011
9. Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall Marker
The marker unveiled, with (L-R) Mr. Hanley, Ms. Beers, Attorney Marc Peterzell, a partner in Arnall Golden Gregory, Arnall’s law firm, two members of Gov. Arnall's family, Dr. Joel Richardson, pastor of Central Baptist Church, who spoke at the dedication, and Mayor Brady.
Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall image. Click for full size.
GALILEO, the Digital Library of Georgia
10. Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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