Home  » Collections A-Z  » New Georgia Encyclopedia  » All Items  » The gubernatorial election of 1966

The gubernatorial election of 1966

 Click here to view the item
Creator:Henderson, Harold Paulk
Title:The gubernatorial election of 1966
Date:2002 Aug. 12
Description:

Encyclopedia article about the 1966 Georgia gubernatorial election where the General Assembly chose Lester Maddox governor from among three candidates. Former governor Ellis Arnall won a plurality in the Democratic gubernatorial primary but was forced into a runoff with Lester Maddox. Maddox defeated Arnall in a major political upset. In the general election republican candidate Howard Hollis "Bo" Callaway, the first time in modern Georgia history that the Republican Party candidate was seriously considered in the election, won a plurality of votes but was prevented from winning by a write-in vote for Arnall. As a result, the overwhelmingly Democratic General Assembly chose Maddox as the next governor.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Articles
Subjects:Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992 | Maddox, Lester, 1915- | Callaway, Howard H. (Howard Hollis), 1927- | Governors--Georgia--Election | Georgia--Politics and government--1951- | Georgia
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2002-08-12
Rights and Usage:

If you wish to use content from the NGE site for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, you must request and receive written permission from the NGE. Such requests may be directed to: Permissions/NGE, University of Georgia Press, 330 Research Drive, Athens, GA 30602.

Cite as: "The Gubernatorial Election of 1966," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved [date]: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.

Related Materials:

Forms part of the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-596