POLITICS: Herman Again

On election night, 36-year-old Herman Talmadge, the youngest governor in the U.S., his pretty second wife, and Georgia Kingmaker Roy V. Harris watched the returns in a seventh-floor suite of Atlanta's Henry Grady Hotel. Actually, the Talmadges were just observing the formalities. Even if Herman lost the popular vote, Georgia's one-sided county-unit electoral system was bound to keep him in office, just as it had his pappy, the late Gene Talmadge, before him.

Said Harris: "They had me scared when folks kept phoning in and saying, 'They won't even come to the...

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