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January 1, 1932 Reorganization Act of 1931 goes into effect. Georgia, faced with mounting debt because of decreased revenue during the Great Depression, reorganizes a vast bureaucracy into 18 agencies and departments to save money.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
February 24, 1932 Former U. S. Senator and governor Zell Miller is born in Young Harris
  Zell Miller
  Towns County, Georgia
March 12, 1932 Andrew Young born, New Orleans, Orleans Parrish, Louisiana
  Andrew Young
April 18, 1932 U. S. Senator William Harris dies of a heart attack
April 25, 1932 John Cohen, publisher of the Atlanta Journal, is selected as interim U. S. Senator to fill the vacancy created by the death of William Harris earlier in the month.
May 4, 1932 Al Capone, convicted on tax evasion charges, entered Atlanta Penitentiary.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
May 9, 1932 Portions of Cherokee, Gwinnett and Cobb Counties, along with all of Campbell County and Milton County are ceded to Fulton County.
  Campbell County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
May 21, 1932 Rock City opens atop Lookout Mountain
  Lookout Mountain
June 4, 1932 American Airlines (Airways at the time) inaugurates its "Gulf State Mail" flight, taking air mail from Atlanta to New Orleans and Houston.
July 14, 1932 Roosevelt (Rosey) Grier born, Cuthbert, Georgia
  Randolph County, Georgia
August 20, 1932 While campaigning for the U. S. Senate, Dick Russell is involved in a serious automobile crash near Dublin, Georgia.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
September 4, 1932 University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley born, Mobile, Alabama
  Vince Dooley
September 14, 1932 Richard B. Russell, Jr., then governor of Georgia, defeats Charles Crisp of Americus, a member of the U. S. House of Representatives, for U. S. Senate. Final totals: 162,745 votes for Russell, 119,193 for Crisp (296 county units to 114 for Crisp). Russell will remain a senator for almost 40 years.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
October 24, 1932 On a swing through Georgia, presidential candidate Frankiln Delano Roosevelt speaks in Atlanta.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
November 8, 1932 Georgia votes overwhelmingly for Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt for President. Roosevelt's frequent visits to Warm Springs, plus Eleanor's lineage had made him a popular figure in the state. Also elected to the U. S. House were Carl Vinson, Eugene Cox, Homer C. Parker, Malcolm Tarver, John Wood, Braswell D. Deen, Bryant T. Castellow, Emmett M. Owens and Robert Ramspeck.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  Carl Vinson, Father of the Two Ocean Navy
December 5, 1932 Richard Wayne ("Little Richard") Penniman is born in Macon, Georgia
  City of Macon, Georgia
  Little Richard
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