Historic Markers Across Georgia



Home of George Leon Smith, II 1912-1973



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Location: on south side of public park on the old courthouse square in downtown Swainsboro
County: Emanuel
Coordinates: N 32° 35.8    W 82° 20.033
  32.59666666    -82.33388
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7V5N
Home of George Leon Smith, II 1912-1973 Marker
Photo by David Seibert



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1912 - 1973

Member of the Georgia House of Representatives for 29 years and Speaker of that body for 11 years, longer than any other man. He was the 12th Georgian in History to lie in state at the Rotunda of the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. The World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Administration Building of the Emanuel County Junior College are named in his memory both of which he helped to establish.




Home of George Leon Smith, II 1912-1973
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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