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Charles A. Thomas papers

 Collection
Identifier: POL-0009

Scope and Content

The collection contains legislative papers from Charles A. Thomas' years as a Georgia state representative (1979-1990). The bulk of the collection is correspondence, with such topics as abortion and West Georgia College (later the University of West Georgia) represented. The collection contains reports and documents relating to Thomas' work on the Georgia House Rules, Transportation, and Judiciary committees, as well as his work for the National Conference of State Legislators. There are also numerous copies of House bills and resolutions from the years 1981-1988.

Dates

  • 1975-1990

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions

User Restrictions

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws

Biographical Note

Charles A. Thomas was born in Carroll County, Georgia in 1948. He attended West Georgia College, George Washington University, and the University of Georgia, where he earned a law degree in 1973. After law school he worked as an attorney in Temple, Georgia, before being elected to serve in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1978 to represent the 69th District as a Democrat. While a legislator, Thomas served on the House Rules, Transportation, and powerful Judiciary Committees. In 1987 he was appointed vice-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and in 1988 he was named committee chair by Speaker Tom Murphy. He was also a committee member of the National Conference of State Legislators, serving on its Criminal Justice Committee. Thomas served in the state house from 1979-1990 before returning to private practice.

Extent

3.78 Linear feet (9 boxes)

Overview

Legislative papers of Charles A. Thomas, who represented District 69, which is made up of parts of Carroll and Douglas counties, in the Georgia State House of Representatives from 1979-1990. The majority of the material in the collection consists of correspondence from constituents and colleagues, committee related work, and house bills and resolutions.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by folder heading. The contents of each folder are also arranged chronologically.

Provenance

Deeded to Special Collections by Charles A. Thomas on October 10, 1989.

Processed By

Processed by Richard Primuth, July, 2009.
Title
Finding Aid to the Charles A. Thomas Papers 1975-1990 POL-0009
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Written by Richard Primuth, July 2009.
Date
© 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Description is in English
Sponsor
Finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States