Dawson Mathis

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Dawson Mathis
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1981
Preceded by Maston E. O'Neal, Jr.
Succeeded by Charles Floyd Hatcher
Personal details
Born Marvin Dawson Mathis
(1940-11-30) November 30, 1940 (age 73)
Nashville, Georgia
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater South Georgia College

Marvin Dawson Mathis (born November 30, 1940) is a former U.S. Representative from Georgia.

Born in Nashville, Georgia, Mathis attended the Nashville public schools. He attended South Georgia College in Douglas, Georgia. From 1964 to 1970, he was news director of WALB-TV in Albany, Georgia.

Mathis was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1981). He was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1980. In 1982 he tried to reclaim his old seat in the house but lost to successor Charles Hatcher in the Democratic primary. He became a private advocate. He is a resident of Nashville, Georgia.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Maston E. O'Neal, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1981
Succeeded by
Charles Floyd Hatcher


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