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This Day in Georgia History

August 25, 1933

Vinson Responded to Talmadge

Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson, responding to Gov. Eugene Talmadge’s attacks upon him, accused Talmadge of “obstructive tactics” regarding President Roosevelt’s depression recovery programs. Ten million dollars had been earmarked for improving Georgia’s road, but the appropriation was held up because Talmadge had fired two members of the highway board and declared martial law when a federal supervisor was appointed to oversee the $10 million grant. Vinson accused Talmadge of trying to “twist the highway matter to suit his own political ends.”

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Source: Photo: Ed Jackson