Herman Talmadge

Born Aug 9, 1913

Herman Eugene Talmadge, Sr., was an American politician from the state of Georgia. He served as the 70th Governor of Georgia briefly in 1947 and again from 1948 to 1955. His term was marked by his segregationist policies. After leaving office Talmadge was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving from 1957 until 1981.… Read More

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1913 Birth Talmadge was born in 1913 in McRae in Telfair County in south central Georgia, the only son of Eugene Talmadge and his wife. … Read More


1936 22 Years Old Herman Talmadge earned a degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1936, where he had been a member of the Demosthenian Literary Society and Sigma Nu fraternity. … Read More


1946 32 Years Old 1 More Event
After returning from the war, Talmadge became active in Democratic Party politics. He ran his father's successful 1946 campaign for governor. … Read More
1948 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Talmadge was elected as governor in a special election in 1948, and elected again to a full term in 1950, serving into 1955.
1950 36 Years Old Two years later, Talmadge was elected to a full term in the 1950 election. … Read More


1954 40 Years Old Talmadge was barred by law from seeking another full term as Governor in 1954. … Read More
1956 42 Years Old 1 More Event
After leaving office, Talmadge was elected in 1956 to the U.S. Senate, serving eight terms from 1957 until 1981. … Read More


1964 50 Years Old After President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Talmadge, along with more than a dozen other southern Senators, boycotted the 1964 Democratic National Convention. … Read More
1968 54 Years Old In 1968, Talmadge faced the first of his three Republican challengers for his Senate seat. … Read More


1979 65 Years Old Talmadge became embroiled in a financial scandal. After an extensive investigation by the Senate, on October 11, 1979, Talmadge was censured by an 81–15 vote of the U.S. Senate for "improper financial conduct" between 1973 and 1978. … Read More
1980 66 Years Old In 1980 Talmadge and his wife divorced. … Read More
2002 89 Years Old Died on March 21, 2002.
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