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Cherokee Rose - State Flower
In 1916, with the support of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, the
Cherokee rose was named the state floral emblem. The name "Cherokee Rose"
is a local designation derived from the Cherokee Indians who widely
distributed the plant.
The rose is excessively thorny and generously supplied with leaves of a
vivid green. In color, it is waxy white with a large golden center.
Blooming time is in the early spring, but favorable conditions will
produce, in the fall of the year, a second flowering of this hardy plant.
Brown Thrasher -
On April 6, 1935, the Brown Thrasher was first chosen as the Georgia state
bird by official proclamation of the Governor. In 1970, at the request of
the Garden Clubs of Georgia, it was designated by the Legislature as the
official state bird. The Brown Thrasher is commonly found in the eastern
section of the United States, ranging north to Canada and west to the
Rockies. The bird migrates to the North in the summer and spends its
winters in the Southern states.
Almost a foot in length, the Thrasher has a long, curved bill and a very
long tail. It has two prominent white wing bars, a rich brown color on its
top side, and a creamy white breast heavily streaked with brown.
Live Oak - State
In 1937, the live oak was adopted as the official tree at the request of
the Edmund Burke Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
It flourishes along the coastal plains and on the islands where the first
settlers made their homes. Many famous Georgians, as early as General
James Edward Oglethorpe, were able to enjoy its beauty.
Senator Zell Bryan Miller, 1932-
MILLER, Zell Bryan, a Senator from Georgia; born on February 24, 1932, in
Young Harris, Georgia; graduated Young Harris College 1953; served in U.S.
marine corps 1953-1956; graduated University of Georgia, AB 1957, Masters
1958; businessman; professor of political science and history; mayor of
Young Harris 1959-1961; Georgia state senator 1961-1965; member, state
Board of Pardons and Paroles 1973-1975; lieutenant governor of Georgia
1975-1991; governor of Georgia 1991-1999; appointed to the United States
Senate on July 24, 2000, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Paul
Coverdell; took the oath of office on July 27, 2000; elected as a Democrat
to the United States Senate in 2000 for the remainder of the term ending
January 3, 2005.
Bibliography: Miller, Zell. Corps Values: Everything You Need to
Know I Learned in the Marines. Atlanta, GA: Longstreet Press, Inc., 1996;
Miller, Zell. Listen to this Voice: Selected Speeches of Governor Zell
Miller. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1998.
Senator Saxby Chambliss, 1943-
CHAMBLISS, Saxby, a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in
Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., November 10, 1943; graduated C.E. Byrd
High School, Shreveport, La.; B.A., University of Georgia, Athens 1966;
J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law 1968; attorney, Moultrie,
Ga.; elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives for the One
Hundred Fourth and the three succeeding Congresses (January 3,
1995-January 3, 2003); not a candidate for reelection in 2002, but was
elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2002 for the term ending
January 3, 2009.
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