GEORGIA: Wrong Target

Something euphemistically called the Georgia Commission on Education was only a one-stenographer state agency charged with inventing anti-integration laws until Redneck Governor Marvin Griffin decided that it was meant for bigger things. To the unexploited office of commission executive secretary he appointed an ambitious, possum-shaped Atlanta lawyer named T.V. (for Truman Veran) Williams Jr., 26. Williams soon multiplied the commission staff by ten, moved into prominent quarters across the street from the state capitol. He talked the legislature into giving him the power of subpoena, plenty of money for a dreamy...

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