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This Day in Georgia History

March 25, 1937

Department of Labor Created

Gov. E.D. Rivers signed an act of the General Assembly abolishing the Department of Industrial Relations and creating in its place a new Department of Labor. The act also provided for a Commissioner of Labor to be elected by the voters of the state. Later, the Constitution of 1945 elevated the Commissioner of Labor from the status of statutory to constitutional officer.