1966 Press Photo Lester Maddox Georgia Democratic Primary

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Mr. and Mrs. Lester Maddox climb a step stairway outside the polling place where they cast their ballots in Georgia's Democratic Primary run off election. Maddox, an avowed segregationist, faces liberal former Governor Ellis Arnall for the party gubernatorial nomination. Lester Garfield Maddox (September 30, 1915 – June 25, 2003) was an American politician who was the 75th Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1967 to 1971. A popular and populist governor, Maddox came to prominence as a staunch segregationist and maintained, to his death, that he never had any regrets.

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