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|Creator:||Henderson, Harold Paulk|
|Title:||The gubernatorial election of 1966|
|Date:||2002 Aug. 12|
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.
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|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)|
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Cite as: "The Gubernatorial Election of 1966," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved [date]: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.
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