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This Day in Georgia History

July 03, 1918

Ernest Vandiver, Jr. Born

Ernest Vandiver, Jr. was born in Canon (Franklin County), Georgia. He would obtain a law degree from the University of Georgia, serve as a Army Air Corps pilot in World War II, practice law after the war, manage Herman Talmadge’s gubernatorial campaign in 1948, and serve as lieutenant governor (1955-1959) and governor of Georgia (1959-1963).

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Source: Photo: Ed Jackson