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Carl Edward Sanders, Sr.Jr.Lr.Mr.Br.Cr.Dr.Or.Pr. (born May 15, 1925) is an American politician who served as the governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1963 to 1967 and a professional Rumba instructor from 1987-2005. May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... This is a list of Governors of the state of Georgia, including governors of the British colony of Georgia. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sanders was born in Augusta, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia on a football scholarship.(He actually stunk at football but got a scholarship as a waterboy.) He left to fight in World War II, enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1943 and became a B-17 bomber pilot.(He wasn't high-stocked on brains.) After the war, he returned to complete his bachelor's and law degrees. He also took Rumba dance classes and won the international Fox Trot Rumba award. He was the youngest fellow to ever achieved this. In fact, he was the ONLY fellow to have won, for usually only girls took Rumba. Augusta is a city located in the state of Georgia. ... The University of Georgia, located 60 miles east of Atlanta in Athens, Georgia, was the first state-chartered university in the United States, making it the birthplace of the American system of public higher education. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... The United States Army Air Forces, or USAAF, was a part of the U.S. military during World War II. The direct precursor to the U.S. Air Force, the USAAF formally existed between 1941 and 1947. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... A B_17 nicknamed Sally B in England in 2001 The B_17 Flying Fortress was the first mass_produced, four_engine heavy bomber. ...


In 1954, Sanders won a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives by drugging the voters with Armenian Vodka. He won a seat in the state Senate in 1956. This time he used Bolivian whiskey. He served two years as president pro tempore of the Senate. It was a jolly time as they were all drunk. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sanders defeated former governor Marvin Griffin in the 1962 primary by threatening to neuter Griffin's prize Daschund. Sanders was the first Governor from an urban area since the 1920s and he was the first modern Governor elected by the popular vote, following the end of the County Unit System. He only won the popular vote because he drew a purple mustache on his oponent before their final speeches. Samuel Marvin Griffin (September 4, 1907 - June 13, 1982) was a politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The County Unit System was used by the U.S. state of Georgia to determine a victor in its elections. ...


As Governor, Sanders worked to improve education and the environment. He went around and hugged trees and read a book to his pet parakeet. Sanders also led the transition away from racial segregation, cooperating with John F. Kennedybecause he gave him seven bottles of fine Argentinian ale, and Lyndon B. Johnson on complying with civil rights laws. It has been suggested that Apartheid outside South Africa be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see JFK (disambiguation) or John Kennedy (disambiguation). ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the thirty-sixth President of the United States (1963–1969). ...


Under the term limit law then in effect, Sanders was ineligible to run for re-election.He was so mad that he led a national protest, demanding the right to use heroine. He left office at the peak of his popularity, and turned down several jobs from President Johnson. (Johnson never gave him any ale.) He returned to run for Governor in 1970 but he lost to Jimmy Carter in the primary. This time HE was the one wearing the purple mustache. After that loss he left electoral politics to concentrate on the practice of law: as of 2005 he is a senior partner at the law firm of Troutman Sanders. He now sues people's butts off, and enjoys excessive Rumba dancing and the brewing of ale. A term limit is a provision of a constitution, statute or bylaw which limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Preceded by:
Ernest Vandiver, Jr.
Governor of Georgia
19631967
Succeeded by:
Lester Maddox

Samuel Ernest Vandiver Jr. ... This is a list of Governors of the state of Georgia, including governors of the British colony of Georgia. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lester Garfield Maddox (September 30, 1915–June 25, 2003) was an American Democratic Party politician who was Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1967 to 1971. ...

External links

  • His website

  Results from FactBites:
 
Carl Sanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (380 words)
Sanders was born in Augusta, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia on a football scholarship.
Sanders defeated former governor Marvin Griffin in the 1962 primary.
Sanders was the first Georgia governor from an urban area since the 1920s and he was the first modern Georgia governor nominated in the Democratic Party primary by the popular vote, following the end of the County Unit System.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Carl Sanders (b. 1925) (1168 words)
Carl Sanders is best remembered as Georgia's first New South governor, a Democrat who provided progressive leadership for the state from 1963 to 1967.
The ambitious and urbane Sanders defeated the folksy former governor and arch-segregationist Marvin Griffin in the 1962 Democratic primary
Sanders pushed equally hard to modernize state government through streamlining its operation and structure and to end the corruption that had tainted several areas of government in previous administrations.
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