Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF FORMER GEORGIA GOVERNOR SANDERS

Nov 18, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement on the passing of former Georgia Governor Carl E. Sanders:

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of former Governor Carl Sanders. He lived a full life as a true statesman, philanthropist, veteran, defender of education, and champion for better government. During his terms as a ‘New South’ legislator and Governor, the Capitol in Atlanta was desegregated as national civil rights legislation was implemented nationwide. A successful businessman until his final years, Governor Sanders’ contributions to Georgia will long be remembered. Our grateful state’s thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time of loss.”

 

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