The Peach State - ratified Constitution 2 Jan 1788

Georgia is a state in the southeastern United States. It began as a British colony in 1733, the last and southernmost of the original Thirteen Colonies to be established. Named after King George II of Great Britain, the Province of Georgia covered the area from South Carolina down to Spanish Florida and Louisiana (New France), also bordering to the west towards the Mississippi River. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on 2 January 1788. In 1802-1804, western Georgia was split to the Mississippi Territory, which later split to form Alabama with part of former West Florida in 1819. Georgia declared its secession from the United States on 19 January 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be readmitted, on 15 July 1870. Georgia is the 24th largest and the 8th most populous of the 50 states. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the state's capital and most populous city.

Carole Ann Rand, 1990 candidate for Governor

Birthplace of

Jimmy Carter, James Earl Carter Jr., in Plains, on 1 Oct 1924
Paul Craig Roberts, in Atlanta, on 3 Apr 1939
Henry Grady Weaver, in Eatonton, on 24 Dec 1889

Events of Interest

Advocates for Self-Government, The Advocates for Self-Government 20th Anniversary Celebration, "Fastforwarding Our Libertarian Future!", in Atlanta, from 14 Oct to 16 Oct 2005

Deathplace of

Franklin D. Roosevelt, in Warm Springs, on 12 Apr 1945

Conferences and Conventions

2004 Libertarian National Convention, in Atlanta (Marriot Marquis Hotel), from 27 May to 31 May 2004
Libertarian Party of Georgia, 2004 Convention, in Douglasville, on 28 Feb 2004
Libertarian Party of Georgia, 2006 LPGA Convention, in Atlanta, on 22 Apr 2006

Web Pages

Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Sharon Harris - Libertarian
Includes photo, biographical profile and quotes about and by Harris
"In 1994, she was the party's candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture, receiving 23% statewide and 34% in 3 metro-Atlanta counties — a total of over 300,000 votes in a two-way race against Georgia's most entrenched incumbent. ... Also in 1994, she was one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Georgia which challenged the Constitutionality of Georgia's law which required candidates for office to take a drug test. The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where Georgia libertarian attorney Walker Chandler won the case, thus overthrowing the law."
Related Topic: Sharon Harris

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Georgia | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 22, fiscal policy rank: 14, regulatory policy rank: 14, personal freedom rank: 43, economic freedom rank: 12
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers, Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 753

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Georgia (U.S. state)" as of 5 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.