Race and Reckoning in Forsyth County

1912-2020

Harris, Joe Frank

Creator:
Date:
1986
URL at Partner site:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/southline/id/91
DLG URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/geh_southline_91
Subject:
Harris, Joe Frank, Political campaigns--1980-1990, Political elections--Georgia--Atlanta, People--Georgia--Atlanta, Political participation--Georgia--Atlanta, Politicians, Politicians--Georgia, and Politicians--Georgia--Atlanta
Spatial coverage:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
black-and-white photographs
Description:
Portrait of Governor Joe Frank Harris.||Joe Frank Harris was born on February 16, 1936 in the Atco Mill Village of Cartersville, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1958 with a degree in business and returned to Cartersville to join the family run cement business, Harris Cement Products, Inc. Harris was persuaded to run for the Georgia House of Representatives in 1964 and served nine terms, becoming the chairman of the Appropriations Committee in 1974. He ran for and was elected Governor in 1982. As Governor, Harris created and implemented the Quality Basic Education Act (QBE), built the Georgia Dome, created the Technical College System of Georgia, and lured the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta. After his two terms as Governor, Harris was appointed to the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia and currently serves on the Board of Directors for AFLAC.
Attribution:
Courtesy of Atlanta History Center, Southline Press, Inc. Photographs.
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
Collection:
Southline Press, Inc. Photographs
Rights:
http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Restriction: