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Isakson, Johnny

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Type: StillImage | Photographs
Creator: Unknown
Title: Isakson, Johnny
Date: 1988
Description: Portrait of Georgia State Representative and Minority Leader, Johnny Isakson.

Local identification number: VIS 158.01.196

John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson was born on December 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the Republican junior United States Senator from Georgia, and previously, he represented Georgia's 6th Congressional district in the House. He first entered Republican politics in 1974 in a lost bid for the Georgia House of Representatives in Cobb County. He won the spot in 1976 and served seven terms in the House, the last two as Minority leader. He was the Republican candidate for governor of Georgia in 1990, losing to Democratic lieutenant governor Zell Miller. Two years later, he was elected to the Georgia Senate and served two terms.

Local identification number: ahc158001196a.jpg

Subjects: Politicians | Politicians--Georgia | Portraits | Isakson, Johnny, 1944- | Georgia State Capitol (Atlanta, Ga.) | Cobb County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, 2009
Original Material: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/southline,109

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs