Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992
"Ellis Arnall's four years as governor of Georgia (1943-47) are considered to be among the most progressive and effective in the modern history of the state. Arnall undertook an ambitious ten-point reform program that was approved by the legislature within twenty-four days of his assuming the governorshipa record still unequalled in Georgia. He accomplished these and other democratic reforms and, in the process, paid off a state debt of $36 million."--"Ellis Arnall (1907-1992)," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 27, 2007: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.