Smith, George T. (George Thornewell), 1916-
Lawyer, politician, and judge. Represented Grady County in the Georgia House of Representatives, where he served for eight years. He became Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1963 and held that position through 1966. In 1966 he was elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of Georgia. Upon leaving the Lieutenant Governor's office in 1971, Justice Smith returned to the private practice of law in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia. In 1976 he was elected to a six-year term as Judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. Justice Smith was elected to the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1980, and joined the Court on January 1, 1981.