Politics: Integrity Pitch

Next only to the match that General Sherman lit on their premises, many Georgians regard the 1955-59 administration of Governor Marvin Griffin as the worst disaster ever to hit the state. In the words of a grand jury, the state government under Griffin was characterized by the "perfidious conduct of state officials heretofore inconceivable to the minds of citizens." Nearly two dozen people were charged with almost everything except stealing the roof off the Statehouse; among the convicted were a former member of the state board of corrections, a former state park director, and a former assistant state purchasing...

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