Carmichael, James Vinson, 1910-1972


"In the second wave of southern industrialization, from the 1940s to the 1970s, James V. Carmichael was one of Georgia's most prominent business leaders. During World War II (1941-45) he served as general manager of the mammoth Bell Aircraft plant in Marietta. After the war he built Scripto, Incorporated, into an international leader in writing instruments. He took a one-year leave of absence from Scripto in 1951 to become the first general manager of the Georgia division of Lockheed (later Lockheed Martin). A two-term legislator in the 1930s, Carmichael ran for governor in 1946 as the candidate of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. Although he never again ran for elective office, he continued to exercise political power behind the scenes and played a role in building a two-party system in Georgia."--"James V. Carmichael (1910-1972)," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 27, 2007:

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