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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.