Edward M. McIntyre (1940–2004) became the first African American mayor of Augusta, Georgia, in 1981. He had previously served as a county commissioner for Richmond County. He is notable for a U.S. federal conviction for extortion in 1984. He later received a pardon and ran again for mayor of Augusta, narrowly losing the 2002 race.
A graduate of Morehouse College, McIntyre worked for the Pilgrim Health Life Insurance Company before entering politics.
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- AP (1984-07-10). "AROUND THE NATION ; Ex-Mayor of Augusta Sentenced in Kickbacks". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
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- Ed McIntyre funeral program, African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia Regional Library, Digital Library of Georgia
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