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Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Carl Vinson • Mary Green Vinson

Nov.18, 1883 - June 1, 1981     Sept. 19, 1887 - Nov. 16, 1950

 
 
Carl Vinson • Mary Green Vinson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Carl Vinson • Mary Green Vinson Marker
Inscription.  Carl Vinson, native son, farmer, lawyer, statesman, served in the United States Congress for 50 years; Chairman of the Naval Affairs Committee; Chairman of the Armed Services Committee; an advocate for Military Preparedness; He was credited with being the father of the "Two-Ocean Navy." He was a Democrat but faithfully served with nine Presidents - From Woodrow Wilson to Lyndon Johnson. In his first speech to the United States House of Representatives May 27, 1916, He said, "I devoutly hope that the casting of every gun and the building of every ship will be done with a prayer for the peace of America." He never forgot the people he represented. No request for information or service was ever ignored by him. He was truly a servant of all the people.

Mary Green Vinson, a gentle and loving wife, supported her husband in all his endeavors.

Presented this 18th day of November, 1983, by the City of Milledgeville and the County of Baldwin, on the anniversary of "The Congressman's" 100th Birthday.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics
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Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #36 Lyndon B. Johnson series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 27, 1913.
 
Location. 33° 4.471′ N, 83° 13.728′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker can be reached from S. Liberty Street continued, on the left when traveling south. Located between S. Wilkinson Street and S. Clarke Street, Milledgeville Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rear Admiral John W. Wilcox (within shouting distance of this marker); The Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Unknown Soldiers of Brown Hospital (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memory Hill Cemetery (about 600 feet away); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tomlinson Fort House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lafayette's Tour (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Governor's Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carl Vinson, from Wikipedia
Carl Vinson image. Click for full size.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:, circa 1943
2. Carl Vinson
Oil on canvas, Lawrence Powers, 1943, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives
. He was the first person to serve for more than 50 years in the United States House of Representatives. (Submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). the third United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier and is named after Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia. Carl Vinson's callsign is "Gold Eagle". (Submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Carl Vinson (l) and Mary Green Vinson (r) graves at Memory Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2011
3. Carl Vinson (l) and Mary Green Vinson (r) graves at Memory Hill Cemetery
Carl Vinson Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2011
4. Carl Vinson Grave
Carl Vinson
November 18, 1883 June 1, 1981
Member of Congress
From December 7, 1914
to January 3, 1965
His was a life of true dedication in the service of his country and for his fellow man.
Mary Green Vinson Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2011
5. Mary Green Vinson Grave
Mary Green
Wife of
Carl Vinson
Sept. 19, 1887
Nov. 16, 1950
Carl Vinson • Mary Green Vinson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2011
6. Carl Vinson • Mary Green Vinson Marker
USS Carl Vinson image. Click for full size.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joel Carlson, February 18, 2010
7. USS Carl Vinson
commissioned on 13 March 1982 at Newport News, Virginia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,937 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 23, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 23, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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