May 8 • 11M

Three Governors

One of the most bizarre incidents in Georgia history

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Chris Queen
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Politics has always been a nasty sport, but in the election of 1946, when Georgia was a one-party Democrat state, the nastiness of politics played out in a most unusual way.

Sources for this podcast:

New Georgia Encyclopedia: Three Governors Controversy — this is a comprehensive and balanced account.

Atlanta History Center: The Three Governors Controversy — here’s a thorough account, albeit with a slight ideological tilt.

Today in Georgia History: Three Governors Controversy — a quicker account.

Photo: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons