Lewis A. Massey

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Lewis A. Massey
Lewis Massey speaking at Gainesville High School, April 2012.jpg
Massey speaking at Gainesville High School, April 2012.
24th Secretary of State of Georgia
In office
January 1996 – January 1999
Governor Zell Miller
Preceded by Max Cleland
Succeeded by Cathy Cox
Personal details
Born (1962-07-20) July 20, 1962 (age 55)
Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Amy Reichard Massey
Children Chandler Massey
Cameryn Massey
Christian Massey
Alma mater University of Georgia
Profession Politician

Lewis A. Massey (born July 20, 1962) is a Georgia politician, a member of the Democratic Party, a former Secretary of State of Georgia,[1] and a candidate for governor of Georgia in 1998.

Early life[edit]

Lewis Massey is the son of Abit Massey, was a lobbyist who became director of the Georgia Poultry Federation. He served as director of the state Commerce Department during the late 1950's.[2] His mother, Kayanne Schoffner Massey, was chosen as Miss Georgia in 1959. [3]

Political career[edit]

Lewis A. Massey served as Secretary of State of Georgia, from January 1996 to January 1999. He was appointed to the position in January 1996 by then Governor Zell Miller. Massey then was elected to the remainder of the unexpired term in November 1996.

Massey would later run for Governor in 1998, losing to eventual winner Roy Barnes.

Other ventures[edit]

Massey later served as president and CEO of SciTrek, and currently is a partner at Massey, Watson & Hembree LLC, a government relations firm in Atlanta, Georgia.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Massey is married to Amy Reichard Massey, and they have three children. Their eldest son, Chandler Massey, is an Emmy Award winning actor, their daughter, Mary Cameryn, is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and is employed at the Carter Center in Atlanta, and their youngest son, Christian, is a high school senior. Massey is a graduate of the University of Georgia and obtained an MBA in E-Commerce from Georgia State University.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Max Cleland
Secretary of State of Georgia
1996–1999
Succeeded by
Cathy Cox

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