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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
City Ink: Lawmaker gives voice to dangers of frying pans

...a $25,000 state grant to replace drought-stricken city azaleas ? plus holding the record for being the longest-serving speaker pro tem in the United States. HE'S BEEN NOMINATED, BUT HE WON'T RUN: Somebody created a "Bob Young for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2013-02-16/city-ink-lawmak
Connell portrait to be hung in the Capitol

...voted Thursday to hang a portrait of the late Jack Connell in the Capitol.After 26 years, Connell was the longest-serving speaker pro tempore of the House of Representatives, the No 2 post in the 180-member legislative body. He was also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-20/connell-portrait-be-hung
Jack Connell

...House and in 1977 elected speaker pro tempore of the House; a position he held for 26 years, making him the longest serving Speaker Pro Tem in Georgia and the United States. During his service to Augusta, he was a major force in projects that...

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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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