CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FORMER SOUTHWEST GEORGIA CONGRESSMAN DAWSON MATHIS
Apr 18, 2017
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement concerning the passing yesterday of former Congressman Dawson Mathis.
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my friend of long standing, former Congressman Dawson Mathis,” said Congressman Bishop. “He was a great representative for Southwest Georgia and Rural America and he served his community with distinction. Our nation has lost an exceptional public servant, and I have lost both a trusted friend and mentor. The people of the Second Congressional District are grateful for his service and extend their sincerest condolences to his family.”
Congressman Mathis passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the age of 76. He previously represented the Second Congressional District of Georgia from 1971 to 1981. Prior to his service in the U.S. Congress, he was an anchor and news director for WALB-TV in Albany, Georgia from 1964 to 1970.