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Former Georgia state Sen. Hugh Gillis dies at 94

Former state Sen. Hugh M. Gillis of Soperton, who was once honored as the longest-serving state legislator in the country with more than 50 years in the General Assembly, has died. He was 94.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-02/former-georgia-state-sen-hugh
Highlights of the new Georgia House and Senate district maps:

...in which incumbents have landed in the same district: Sen. Jack Hill, R-Reidsville, is in a district with Sen. Hugh Gillis, D-Soperton. Sen. Dan Lee, R-LaGrange, is paired with Sen. Seth Harp, R-Midland. Sen. Eric Johnson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/29/met_410354.shtml
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Retiring lawmakers earn fond farewell

...the Legislature. At a special session with only one bill on the calendar, the farewell speeches of retiring Sen. Hugh Gillis and Rep. Tom Buck were the main focus for legislators, and many of them didn't even try to wipe away tears. "I'm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/06/met_414700.shtml
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Senate OKs new district map

...moves to the House. Sens. Regina Thomas, D-Savannah, and Hugh Gillis, D-Soperton, were the only lawmakers to cross party lines...Jefferson County will switch from Mr. Cheeks' district to Sen. Hugh Gillis, D-Soperton..

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/21/met_405345.shtml
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Special session was an extended 'goodbye' for departing lawmakers

...but it's time to go fishing," said 85-year-old Hugh Gillis of Soperton, a soft-spoken but savvy lawmaker who...DEMOCRATS: Peg Blitch, Homerville Nathan Dean, Rockmart Hugh Gillis, Soperton Carol Jackson, Cleveland Liane Levetan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/10/met_415164.shtml
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Difficult session comes to close

...anything like it," said Sen. George Hooks, D-Americus, one of the Legislature's elder statesmen. "Sen. (Hugh) Gillis has been here for 62 years, and he said he's never seen anything like it." Mr. Gillis, D-Soperton, is the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/28/met_371003.shtml
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Qualifying continues as Senators lead signees

...Democrats, including Sens. Eddie Madden, D-Elberton, Peg Blitch, D-Homerville, Don Cheeks, D-Augusta, and Hugh Gillis, D-Soperton, qualified Monday as Democrats. Republican Public Service Commissioner Bobby Baker, running for re-election...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/29/met_227037.shtml
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Politicians star in own drama

...nation's longest-serving House speaker, is no longer in office, and the country's most senior state legislator, Hugh Gillis, has left the Senate. A Morris News Service analysis in December determined that the average seniority in the House...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/21/met_448008.shtml
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Humanities Council honors Augusta lawmaker

...that group of people.' "That's what keeps you going - the good he's doing." Also honored Wednesday was Sen. Hugh Gillis, D-Soperton, who holds the national record for time served in a legislature. Mr. Gillis began his career in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/07/met_337191.shtml
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Experience level drops at Capitol

...Other longtime lawmakers, such as Rep. Jack Connell, Georgia's longest-serving speaker pro tem, and Sen. Hugh Gillis, the country's longest-serving legislator, chose to retire. In the Senate next year, there will be only one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/01/met_438694.shtml
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