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This Day in Georgia History

November 18, 1964

Vinson Retirement Celebration

To view a video honoring Carl Vinson, see the Digital Library of Georgia.

A host of Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson’s friends gathered in Milledgeville to honor him on his 81st birthday. Vinson was retiring after fifty years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Speaking at the occasion were Georgia senators Richard B. Russell, Jr. and Herman Talmadge, and Governor Carl Sanders. Additionally, president Lyndon Johnson sent a congratulatory telegram.