Carl Sanders

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Birthday
15, 1925
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Nov 16, 2014 (89)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
15, 1925
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Nov 16, 2014 (89)

About

Democrat who served as the 74th Governor of Georgia from 1963 to 1967. He most notably helped his state transition towards racial desegregation.

Before Fame

He received a scholarship to play football at the University of Georgia and he was a bomber pilot in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

Trivia

He served on the Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate during the 1950s.

Family Life

He had two sons with his longtime wife Betty Bird Foy.

Associated With

He was defeated by future president Jimmy Carter in the 1970 Georgia governor race.