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This Day in Georgia History

January 23, 1933

Georgia Ratified 20th Amendment

Gov. Eugene Talmadge signed a joint resolution of the General Assembly ratifying the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prescribed that the terms of president and vice president end at noon on Jan. 20th, that terms of members of Congress end at noon on Jan. 3, and that Congress shall convene at noon on Jan. 3 of each year. The amendment also provided for presidential succession should the president-elect before taking office.