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Zell Miller
February 24, 1932 Former U. S. Senator and governor Zell Miller is born in Young Harris
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  Towns County, Georgia
January 12, 1989 Zell Miller announces his support for a Georgia lottery. At the time Zell was Lt. Governor and intending to run for governor.
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  Georgia Lottery
November 6, 1990 Zell Miller defeats Johnny Isakson for governor 52.9% to 44.5%
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November 6, 1990 Georgia elects Sam Nunn (only candidate) for U. S. Senate and Democrat Zell Miller as governor over Republican Johnny Isakson.
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January 14, 1991 Zell Miller inaugurated as Georgia's 79th governor
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July 24, 2000 Zell Miller is appointed by Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes to fill the U. S. Senate seat left vacant by Paul Coverdell until an election can be held.
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  Paul Coverdell
May 21, 2004 Georgia Senator Zell Miller, retiring at the end of this term, announces he will not teach at his alma mater, Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia. Professor David Franklin penned a letter the Senator labeled as "vitrolic." Miller compared the enviroment at the college to Washington, D. C., and stated that he would not "put up with this kind of vitriol." In the letter, Franklin bitterly complained about the HOPE scholarship funding and Miller's stand on Iraq prisoner abuse.
  Zell Miller
  Towns County, Georgia
September 1, 2004 Democratic Senator Zell Miller gives the keynote address at the Republican convention
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November 2, 2004 Three-term Republican congressman Johnny Isakson of Marietta defeated Decatur Democrat Denise Majette from the U. S. House of Representatives to win the U. S. Senate seat vacated by Zell Miller. Also elected to the U. S. House were Jack Kingston (1st), Sanford Bishop (2nd), Jim Marshall (3rd), Cynthia McKinney (4th), John Lewis (5th), Tom Price (6th),John Linder (7th), Lynn Westmoreland (8th), Charlie Norwood (9th), Nathan Deal (10th), Phil Gingrey (11th), John Barrow (12th), and David Scott (13th).
  Marietta, GA
  Zell Miller
  Cynthia McKinney
November 18, 2004 Zell Miller bids good-bye to the U. S. Senate.
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For 40 years Zell Miller left his mark on Georgia, from the legislature to his extended term as Georgia's Lt. Governor, finallye becoming governor on his own right. When U. S Senator Paul Coverdell died suddenly, Zell Miller served the people of Georgia in a national capacity.

It was as senator that Miller became known as a "maverick", speaking his mind and openly questioning the wisdom of the Democratic Party, failling to appeal to Georgia voters with strong positions on issues like being pro-gun control.




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