Charles B. Tanksley

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Charles B. Tanksley (born April 7, 1952) is an American politician. He was a five-term member of the Georgia Senate, serving from 1995 to 2004 as a member of the United States Republican Party from the 32nd District in Cobb County, Georgia. He was elected to the Senate in a special election held in January, 1995.

Early life and education[edit]

Tanksley was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1974 and obtained his J.D. from the University of Georgia in 1978.

Career[edit]

During his time in the Senate, Tanksley was the Senate floor leader for Governor Roy E. Barnes from 1998 to 2002, who was a member of the United States Democratic Party and was Tankley’s former law partner. Tanksley also served as Chairman of the Senate Special Judiciary Committee from 1998 to 2002[1] and was chairman of the Energy Task Force.[2]

After leaving the Senate in 2004, he joined the Atlanta office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC where he practiced with the firm's Government Relations Practice Group. Tanksley has since left Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC and now practices with the Barnes Law Group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Use of retirees is meant to save money". The Augusta Chronicle. 5 December 2004. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Statewide coalition seeks moratorium on new power plant permits". The Citizen. 18 January 2002. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 

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