This Day in Georgia History
November 08, 1932
Richard B. Russell, Jr. Elected to Senate
In Georgia’s general election, Gov. Richard B. Russell, Jr. was elected to the U.S. Senate. Former state agricultural commissioner Eugene Talmadge was elected to succeed Russell as governor. Talmadge ran on a platform of cutting auto tag fees, reducing property taxes, lowering utility rates, and cutting state spending–all popular ideas to Georgians suffering from the Great Depression.