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Guns, medical marijuana oil among issues Georgia lawmakers addressed on busy final day of session

...income tax rate at 6 percent under a resolution approved Thursday. CONNELL HONOR: The House voted to hang a portrait in the Capitol of the late Jack Connell, an Au gus ta Democrat who was the House's longest-serving speaker pro tem.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-21/guns-medical-marijuana-oil-am
Master of the House

...Tom Murphy, who died Monday night at age 83. Until his 2002 election defeat, Mr. Murphy was the nation's longest serving speaker of the House -- 28 years. Most of that time he was the second-most powerful man in Georgia, just behind the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/19/edi_177286.shtml
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Across Georgia

...said to be in very serious condition and could be near death. Mr. Murphy, a west Georgia Democrat, was the longest serving speaker of the House in the nation when he was defeated in 2002. State Rep. Terry Coleman, who briefly succeeded Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/18/met_177146.shtml
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Stroke keeps quiet grip on ex-lawmaker

...House in November 2002. He had presided over the House since 1974 and still holds the title of the nation's longest serving speaker of a state legislature. Mr. Murphy, an attorney, had planned to have more time for his practice in Bremen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/25/met_145007.shtml
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Legislators look for next moves in wake of upsets

...House Democratic leaders jockeyed for position in the wake of the unexpected defeat of Speaker Tom Murphy, the longest-serving speaker in the nation. At the same time, Senate Republicans were busy trying to recruit Democratic colleagues in a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/07/met_357042.shtml
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House approves naming measure

...the last 26 as House speaker pro tempore, the chamber's second-highest-ranking position. He remains the longest-serving speaker pro tempore in Georgia and U.S. history. The House overwhelmingly supported a resolution - sponsored by Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/25/met_474308.shtml
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Georgia makes history

...largest was the defeat of Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes by Sonny Perdue. The other was the ousting of the nation's longest-serving speaker of the House, state Rep. Tom Murphy. The House will stay in Democrats' hands, but for the first time in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/07/edi_357163.shtml
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Veterans honored for service

...including one that took out a German gun emplacement at Normandy on D-Day, before later becoming Georgia's longest-serving speaker pro-tem of the House. He and the nearly 200 living at the blue high-rise facility known as the "Blue Goose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-11-11/veterans-honored-service
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The speaker's power

...leadership for the first time in decades, due to the election defeat of Tom Murphy, D-Bremen, the nation's longest-serving speaker. Murphy's all-but-certain successor, chosen by the Democratic Caucus, is Terry Coleman of Eastman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/04/edi_362435.shtml
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Democrats' fall shocked many

...lock on the governorship, brought down Democratic Sen. Max Cleland, knocked out Tom Murphy, the nation's longest-serving speaker of a state Legislature, and called home two controversial members of Congress - Republican Bob Barr and Democrat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/29/met_366489.shtml
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