Georgia: Return of a Moderate

The candidate who had most to lose from the riots in Atlanta's Negro slums was Ellis Arnall, a polished millionaire lawyer who in 1942 wrested the governorship from the legendary Gene Talmadge. Running as an outspoken racial moderate, Arnall, now 59, this year had to compete with five others for the Democratic nomination to succeed Governor Carl Sanders. His most formidable opposition came from segregationists, who did their utmost to exploit the specter of black power.

As it turned out, last week's primary gave Arnall a 45,000-vote margin over his closest rival....

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