Wayne Garner papers
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Wayne Garner papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Creator: Garner, Joseph Wayne, 1951
Title: Wayne Garner papers
Dates: 1980-1994
Quantity: 1.68 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Abstract:These are the papers of former Georgia Representative Wayne Garner who served the 30th District from 1980 until 1994. This collection includes files primarily concerning the fields of education, healthcare, and corrections institutions.
Identification: POL-0021

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Wayne Garner (b. 8 May 1951, Fulton Co., Ga.) attended West Georgia College in the late 1960s. Garner served Carrollton, Douglasville and other areas of the 30th District in the State Senate from 1980 until 1994, during which time he made a bid for, and then withdrew from, the race for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1990) and became President Pro Tempore of the State Senate (1993). In 1995, Garner served as Chair of the State Board of Pardons & Paroles and from 1996 to 1998 he was head of the Georgia Department of Corrections. He is a local businessman in several west Georgia communities as well as having served as mayor of Carrollton since 2003.

Scope and Content Note

The Wayne Garner political collection consists of papers accumulated during his time serving as a state representative for Carrollton and Carroll County. Included are files on correctional institutions and police, local education and sales taxes, and healthcare.


Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Index Terms

Carroll County (Ga.)--History.
Carrollton (Ga.)--History.
Correctional institutions--Georgia.
Douglas County (Ga.)--History.
Douglasville (Ga.)--History.
Garner, Joseph Wayne, 1951- --Archives.
Georgia-- Politics and government --20th century.
Georgia.General Assembly. --House of Representatives.
Politicians --Georgia.
Villa Rica (Ga.)--History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Wayne Garner papers. Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Wayne Garner, 14 April 1998.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jason Kennedy, March 2013.


Finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by United States Copyright Law

Container List




11Aged Study Committee Articles
2Aged Study Committee Memorandum
3Aged Study Committee Reports/Minutes
4Blue Prints [Prison Alcohol Production Plant]
5Budget Requests:, 1987 & 1988
6Burwell Center
7Candidates for Senate
8Capital Punishment
9Carroll County Training Center
10Carroll County Vocational Tech
11Carroll County Waste Treatment Plant
12Cemetery Committee
13Central State Hospital
14City of Douglasville
15City of Villa Rica
16Correctional Industries
17Correctional Institutions
18Correspondence Incoming, (1980-1986)
19Correspondence Incoming, (1987-1988, n.d.)



21Criminal Justice Council
2Democratic Caucus
3Department of Corrections Meeting Minutes
4Department of Defense
5Department of Human Resources (Report)
6Douglas County High School DECA
7Douglas County Retardation Association
8Environment Information
9Federal Penitentiary
10Florida Corrections Industries
11Georgia Bankers Association
12Georgia Board of Private Detectives
13Georgia Department of Medical Assistance
14Georgia Department of Veterans Service
15Georgia Recording Industry Study Committee
16Georgia State Merit System
17Georgia State Patrol
18Georgia Women's Correctional Institute
19Governor's Education Review Committee
20Heard County Waste Dump
21Higher Education Committee
22Hospital Care for the Indigent
23Insurance Information
24Japan Trip
25Juvenile Justice Committee
26Juvenile Offenders
27Legislation Summary 1983 Session
28Legislation for 1984 Session



31Legislation for 1986 Session
2Legislation for 1987 Session
3Legislation for 1988 Session
4Legislation for 1989 Session
5[Marta] Annual Report, 1985
6Medicaid Study Committee
8Memorandum Incoming [1 of 2]
9Memorandum Incoming [2 of 2]
10Memorandum Outgoing
11National Conference of Legislators
12North Georgia College Scholarship
13Pardon and Parole Hearings



41Public Policy for Corrections
2Reidsville Prison
3Safe Dams Study Committee
4Sales Tax 1%
5School Bus Information
6Sea Palms
7Sex Education
8State Employment Applications
9State Patrol
10Tort Reforms
11Vocational Education
12Woodridge Hospital