134th Georgia General Assembly

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134th Georgia General Assembly
133rd 135th
Great Seal of the State of Georgia
Overview
Meeting place Georgia State Capitol
Senate
Members 56
President of the Senate Zell Miller (D)
Party control Democratic Party
House of Representatives
Members 180
Speaker of the House Tom Murphy (D)
Party control Democratic Party

The 134th General Assembly of the U.S. state of Georgia convened its first session on January 10, 1977, at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. The 134th Georgia General Assembly succeeded the 133rd and served as the precedent for the 135th General Assembly in 1979.

Party standings[edit]

Senate[edit]

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 4
  Democratic Party 50
 Total 56

House of Representatives[edit]

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 23
  Democratic Party 157
 Total 180

*Active political parties in Georgia are not limited to the Democratic and Republican parties. Occasionally, other parties run candidates in elections. Candidates may also run as an "independent". An elected official who has renounced party affiliation, will also be listed as an independent. For the 1977-78 session of the General Assembly, only the two major parties were successful in electing legislators to office.

Officers[edit]

Senate[edit]

Presiding Officer[edit]

Position Name District Party

President

Zell Miller n/a Democratic
President Pro Tempore Al W. Holloway 12 Democratic

Majority leadership[edit]

Position Name District
Senate Majority Leader John R. Riley 1
Majority Caucus Chairman Render Hill 29
Majority Whip Loyce Turner 08

Minority leadership[edit]

Position Name District
Senate Minority Leader Paul D. Coverdell 40
Minority Caucus Chairman James W. (Jim) Tysinger 41
Minority Whip Robert H. Bell 05

House of Representatives[edit]

Presiding Officer[edit]

Position Name District Party
Speaker of the House Thomas B. Murphy 18 Democratic
Speaker Pro Tempore Jack Connell 87 Democratic

Majority leadership[edit]

Position Name District
House Majority Leader Clarence Vaughn 57
Majority Whip Nathan Knight 67
Majority Caucus Chairman Bill Lee 72
Majority Caucus Secretary Ward Edwards 110

Minority leadership[edit]

Position Name District
House Minority Leader Michael J. Egan 25
Minority Whip Dick Lane 40
Minority Caucus Chairman Robert A. Irvin 23
Minority Caucus Secretary Ken Nix 20-3

Members of the State Senate[edit]

District Senator Party Residence
1 John R. Riley Democratic Savannah
2 Charles Henry Wessels Democratic Savannah
3 Mell Taylor Democratic Pembroke
4 Joseph E. Kennedy Democratic Claxton
5 Robert H. (Bob) Bell Republican Atlanta
6 Roscoe E. Dean, Jr. Democratic Jesup
7 Frank Eldridge, Jr. Democratic Waycross
8 Loyce W. Turner Democratic Valdosta
9 Franklin Sutton Democratic Norman Park
10 Henry P. Russell, Jr. Democratic Boston
11 Jimmy Hodge Timmons Democratic Blakely
12 Al Holloway Democratic Albany
13 James L. (Jimmy) Paulk Democratic Fitzgerald
14 Hugh A. Carter Democratic Plains
15 Floyd Hudgins Democratic Columbus
16 H. Norwood Pearce Democratic Columbus
17 Peter L. Banks Democratic Barnesville
18 Ed Barker Democratic Warner Robins
19 James Ronald "Ronnie" Walker Democratic McRae
20 Hugh Gillis Democratic Soperton
21 Bill English Democratic Swainsboro
22 Thomas F. Allgood Democratic Augusta
23 Jimmy Lester Democratic Augusta
24 Sam P. McGill Democratic Washington
25 Culver Kidd Democratic Milledgeville
26 Richard L. Greene Democratic Macon
27 Lee Robinson Democratic Macon
28 Virginia Shapard Democratic Griffin
29 Render Hill Democratic Greenville
30 J. Ebb Duncan Democratic Carrollton
31 Nathan D. Dean Democratic Rockmart
32 Joe Thompson Democratic Smyrna
33 Roy E. Barnes Democratic Mableton
34 Ed Johnson Democratic College Park
35 Perry J. Hudson Democratic Hapeville
36 Jack L. Stephens Democratic Atlanta
37 Todd Evans Democratic Atlanta
38 Horace E Tate Democratic Atlanta
39 Julian Bond Democratic Atlanta
40 Paul D. Coverdell Republican Atlanta
41 James W. (Jim) Tysinger Republican Atlanta
42 Pierre Howard Democratic Decatur
43 Thomas R. Scott Democratic Decatur
44 Terrell Starr Democratic Forest Park
45 W.D. (Don) Ballard Democratic Oxford
46 Paul C. Broun Democratic Athens
47 M. Parks Brown Democratic Hartwell
48 Steve Reynolds Democratic Lawrenceville
49 Howard T. Overby Democratic Gainesville
50 John C. Foster Democratic Cornelia
51 J. Beverly Langford Democratic Calhoun
52 Sam W. Doss, Jr. Democratic Rome
53 E.G. Summers Democratic LaFayette
54 W.W. (Bill) Fincher, Jr. Democratic Chatsworth
55 Lawrence (Bud) Stumbaugh Democratic Stone Mountain
56 Haskew H. Brantley, Jr. Republican Atlanta

Members of the House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party Residence
1-1 Wayne Snow, Jr. Democratic Chickamauga
1-2 Forest Hays, Jr. Democratic Chattanooga
2 Robert G Peters Democratic Ringgold
3 Tom Ramsey Democratic Chatsworth
4-1 Carlton Colwell Democratic Blairsville
4-2 Ralph Twiggs Democratic Hiawassee
5 Jerry D. Money Democratic Summerville
6-1 Roger Williams Democratic Dalton
6-2 R.L. Foster Democratic Dalton
7 Ernest Ralston Democratic Calhoun
8-1 Joe Frank Harris Democratic Cartersville
8-2 Max R. Looper Democratic Dawsonville
8-3 Wendell T. Anderson Democratic Canton
9-1 Joe T. Wood Democratic Gainesville
9-2 Doug Whitmore Democratic Gainesville
9-3 Jerry D. Jackson Democratic Chestnut Mountain
10 Jack Irvin Democratic Baldwin
11 Bill Dover Democratic Hollywood
12 Lauren (Bubba) McDonald, Jr. Democratic Commerce
13-1 Louie Max Clark Democratic Danielsville
13-2 Billy Milford Democratic Hartwell
13-3 Charles C. Mann Democratic Elberton
14 Lucian K. Oldham Democratic Rome
15-1 E.M. (Buddy) Childers Democratic Rome
16 E.B. Toles Democratic Rome
17 Lynn Gammage Democratic Cedartown
18 Thomas B. Murphy Democratic Bremen
19-1 Joe Mack Wilson Democratic Marietta
19-2 Max D. Kaley Democratic Marietta
19-3 Bill Cooper Democratic Marietta
20-1 Johnny Isakson Republican Marietta
20-2 Carl Harrison Republican Marietta
20-3 Ken Nix Republican Smyrna
21-1 Eugene (Gene) Housley Democratic Marietta
21-2 A.L. (Al) Burruss Democratic Marietta
22 Mrs. Dorothy Felton Republican Atlanta
23 Robert A. Irvin Republican Roswell
24 Kiliaen V.R. (Kil) Townsend Republican Atlanta
25 Michael J. Egan Republican Atlanta
26 Sidney J. Marcus Democratic Atlanta
27 Michael C. Nichols Democratic Atlanta
28 Clinton E. Deveaux Democratic Atlanta
29 Douglas C. Dean Democratic Atlanta
30 Paul Bolster Democratic Atlanta
31 Mrs. Grace T. Hamilton Democratic Atlanta
32 Mildred Glover Democratic Atlanta
33 J.C. Daugherty, Sr. Democratic Atlanta
34 Lottie Heywood Watkins Democratic Atlanta
35 J.E. (Billy) McKinney Democratic Atlanta
36 G.D. Adams Democratic Hapeville
37 David Scott Democratic Atlanta
38 Mrs. Henrietta Mathis Canty Democratic Atlanta
39 Bob Holmes Democratic Atlanta
40 Dick Lane Republican East Point
41 Greg Pilewicz Democratic College Park
42 Virlyn B. Smith, Sr. Republican Fairburn
43-1 Charles L. Carnes Democratic Atlanta
43-2 Gerald Talmadge Horton Democratic Atlanta
43-3 John W. Greer Democratic Atlanta
44 John Linder Republican Dunwoody
45 George Williamson Republican Atlanta
46 Cathey W. Steinberg Democratic Atlanta
47 Joe Burton Republican Atlanta
48 Bill Noble Republican Atlanta
49 Ewell H. (Hank) Elliott, Jr. Republican Decatur
50 John Hawkins Democratic Atlanta
51 Mrs. Mobley (Peggy) Childs Democratic Decatur
52 Eleanor L. Richardson Democratic Decatur
53 Mike Lenderman Democratic Clarkston
54 Rev. Hosea L. Williams Democratic Atlanta
55 Betty J. Clark Democratic Atlanta
56-1 Don L. Butler Democratic Decatur
56-2 Joe Johnston Democratic Decatur
56-3 Tommy Tolbert Republican Decatur
57 Clarence R. Vaughn, Jr. Democratic Conyers
58 Cas M. Robinson Democratic Stone Mountain
59 R.T. (Tom) Phillips Republican Stone Mountain
60 B.B. Harris, Sr. Democratic Duluth
61 Vinson Wall Democratic Lawrenceville
62 Hugh Logan Democratic Athens
63 Bob Argo Democratic Athens
64 John D. Russell Democratic Winder
65 Thomas "Mac" Kilgore Democratic Douglasville
66-1 Gerald Johnson Democratic Carrollton
66-2 Tom Glanton Democratic Carrollton
67 Nathan G. Knight Democratic Newnan
68 J. Crawford Ware Democratic Hogansville
69 Edwin G. (Ed) Mullinax Democratic LaGrange
70 Claude A. Bray, Jr. Democratic Manchester
71-1 John R. Carlisle Democratic Griffin
71-2 John L. Mostiler Democratic Griffin
72-1 Wm. J. (Bill) Lee Democratic Forest Park
72-2 Jimmy Benefield Democratic Jonesboro
72-3 Jim Wood Democratic Forest Park
72-4 Rudolph Johnson Democratic Morrow
73 Ray Marks Tucker Democratic McDonough
74 Philip Johnson Democratic Covington
75 Bobby Carrell Democratic Monroe
76 Ben Barron Ross Democratic Lincolnton
77 Roy Owens Democratic Appling
78 Bill Jones Democratic Jackson
79 Marvin Adams Democratic Thomaston
80 Benson Ham Democratic Forsyth
81 W. Jones Lane Democratic Statesboro
82 Paul E. Nessith, Sr. Democratic Statesboro
83 Emory E. Bargeron Democratic Louisville
84 Warren D. Evans Democratic Thomson
85 R.A. Dent Democratic Augusta
86 Ronnie Trulock Republican Hephzibah
87 Jack Connell Democratic Augusta
88 G.F. (Danny) Daniel, Jr. Democratic Augusta
89 Bob Beckham Republican Augusta
90 David Swann Republican Augusta
91 W. Randolph Phillips Democratic Shiloh
92 Calvin Smyre Democratic Columbus
93 Albert W. Thompson Democratic Columbus
94 Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. Democratic Columbus
95 Thomas B. Buck, III Democratic Columbus
96 Gary C. Cason Republican Columbus
97 Mary Jane Galer Democratic Columbus
98 Bryant Culpepper Democratic Fort Valley
99 Burl Davis Democratic Macon
100 Frank Pinkston Democratic Macon
101 William C. (Billy) Randall Democratic Macon
102 David E. Lucas Democratic Macon
103 Kenneth W. Birdsong Democratic Macon
104 Frank Horne Democratic Macon
105 Jimmy Lord Democratic Sandersville
106 Randolph C. (Randy) Karrh Democratic Swainsboro
107 A.D. Clifton Democratic Metter
108 Wilbur Edwin Baugh Democratic Milledgeville
109 Bobby Eugene Parham Democratic Milledgeville
110 Ward Edwards Democratic Butler
111 Don Castleberry Democratic Richland
112 E.R. Lambert Democratic Madison
113 Ted W. Waddle Republican Warner Robins
114 Roy H. (Sonny) Watson, Jr. Democratic Warner Robins
115 Larry Walker Democratic Perry
116 William Murray Democratic Americus
117 Ben Jessup Democratic Cochran
118 Terry L. Coleman Democratic Eastman
119 J. Roy Rowland Democratic Dublin
120 L.L. (Pete) Phillips Democratic Soperton
121 Dewey D. Rush Democratic Glennville
122 Arthur Gignilliant Democratic Savannah
123 Al Scott Democratic Savannah
124 Joseph A. (Joe) Battle Democratic Savannah
125 Tom Taggart Democratic Savannah
126 Herbert Jones, Jr. Republican Savannah
127 Bobby L. Hill Democratic Savannah
128 Tom Triplett Democratic Port Wentworth
129 George Chance Democratic Springfield
130 Bob Hanner Democratic Parrott
131 Charles Hatcher Democratic Albany
132 John White Democratic Albany
133 R.S. "Dick" Hutchinson Democratic Albany
134 T. Hayward McCollum Democratic Albany
135 Howard H. Rainey Democratic Cordele
136 Earleen Sizemore Democratic Sylvester
137 Ted Hudson Democratic Fitzgerald
138-1 R. Bayne Stone Democratic Hazlehurst
138-2 Joel R. Greene Democratic Jesup
139 Rene D. Kemp Democratic Hinesville
140 Ralph J. Balkom Democratic Blakely
141 Walter E. Cox Democratic Bainbridge
142 Bobby Long Democratic Cairo
143 James W. Keyton Democratic Thomasville
144 Marcus E. Collins, Sr. Democratic Pelham
145 Dorsey R. Matthews Democratic Moultrie
146-1 Grover C. Patten Democratic Adel
146-2 Monty Veazey Democratic Tifton
147 Henry L. Reaves Democratic Quitman
148 James M. Beck Democratic Valdosta
149 Robert L. Patten Democratic Lakeland
150 Tom Crosby, Jr. Democratic Waycross
151 Harry Dixon Democratic Waycross
152-1 Paul W. Foster Democratic Blackshear
152-2 Bobby A. Wheeler Democratic Alma
153 James R. (Jim) Tuten, Jr Democratic Brunswick
154 Dean G. Auten Republican Brunswick

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