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This Day in Georgia History

June 21, 1933

Military Guard for Talmadge

Governor Eugene Talmadge surrounded himself with a military guard ordered to prohibit any authorities from serving him with legal orders from any judge. Talmadge took this action after a federal judge had allowed deposed state highway board chairman J.W. Barnett to file an injunction challenging Talmadge’s declaring martial law over the state highway department.