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 governorship—a 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:

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