Near Scotland in Telfair County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Eugene Talmadge, b. Sept. 23, 1884 in Monroe Co. served as Chief Executive 1933-37, 1941-43, and was elected for a fourth term, 1947-51, but died in Dec. 1946 before inauguration.
Herman Eugene Talmadge, b. on Aug. 9, 1913 on this site, was elected Governor by legislature and served Jan. 14 to Mar. 18, 1947. He was later elected by the people to serve the last two years of his father’s term, Nov. 17, 1948 to Jan 1, 1951, then overwhelmingly re-elected to full term 1951-53.
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 134-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. 32° 2.269′ N, 82° 50.601′ W. Marker is near Scotland, Georgia, in Telfair County. Marker is on Golden Isles Highway (U.S. 23) 0.3 miles west of Racetrack Road (County Route 149), Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scotland GA 31083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Telfair County (approx. 3.7 miles away); Marion Bayard Folsom (approx. 3.9 miles away); Telfair County Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Little Ocmulgee's Visitor Center (approx. 4.9 miles away); Methodism at Spring Hill (approx. 7.1 miles away); Wheeler County (approx. 8.4 miles away); Major General James E. Livingston (approx. 12.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Herman Talmadge. The New Georgia Encyclopedia's biography of Herman Talmadge covers Georgia's "three governors" controversy in 1947 (Herman Talmadge was removed from the Governorship by the Georgia Supreme Court in March 1947, ruling his selection by the Legislature was unconstitutional) and his election as a United States Senator. He was later denounced by the Senate for his financial conduct. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Gene Talmadge. The house still stands, but is not visible from the highway. It recently passed out of the Talmadge family. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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