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M.E. Thompson Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-27
Scope and Contents Melvin Thompson, the first person elected to the office of lieutenant governor of Georgia, served as the state's governor in 1947-48. He is best remembered for his fight with Herman Talmadge over the governorship after the death of Governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in 1946. The papers of M.E. Thompson consist primarily of correspondence relating to the Three Governors Controversy and Thompson’s subsequent campaign years.  The major correspondents include Jimmy Carter, Phil Landrum, Herman...
Dates: 1947-1980; Other: Majority of material found in 1947, 1954, 1956

Box 2: County Correspondence: Columbia-Effingham, 1946-1947

 Box — Box: 2
Collection number: Box 2
Scope and Contents The paper collection includes correspondences relating to the recent death of Eugene Tallmadge and the campaign for/against M. E. Thompson as the new Governor of Georgia. Noteworthy correspondences include J.H. Kennon from the 53rd Senatorial District of Georgia, Herman Talmadge, and the Treasurer of Early County Earl Pickle. However the most frequent of his correspondences are Leon Beddingfield, and Phil Landrum. The papers also include newspaper clippings, radio broadcasts, invitations to...
Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Coulumbia County Correspondence, 1946

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Collection number: Folder 1
Scope and Contents

This folder consists of letters and correspondences to Thompson supporting him for Governor, asking him that if he is Governor of Georgia on January 15, 1947 will he ask the General Assembly of the state of Georgia for a special election between 29 and 60 days, and if he is defeated in the election will he immediately resign?

Dates: Created: 1946

Cook County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Collection number: Folder 2
Scope and Contents

This folder consists solely of letters of support to Thompson in his fight for Governorship and Thompson’s response to each in the form of a thank-you letter.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Crawford County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 3
Collection number: Folder 3
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters of support to Thompson in his fight for the Governorship and Thompson’s response to each in the form of a thank-you letter.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Crisp County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 4
Collection number: Folder 4
Scope and Contents

This folder consists mostly of letters of support to Thompson followed by his thank-you responses. The folder also contains a letter from the Cordele Lions Club asking for laws to be passed requiring public housing facilities and hotels to meet building standards to prevent fire disasters

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Dade County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 5
Collection number: Folder 5
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters of support to Thompson in his fight for Governorship and Thompson’s response to each in the form of a thank-you letter. It also has an article from the Dade County Times supporting M. E. Thompson for Governor.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Decatur County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 6
Collection number: Folder 6
Scope and Contents

This folder consists of one letter of support and Thompson’s response between Mr. and Mrs. Conger, a postcard advising Thompson to use Eugene Talmadge’s platform in order to win Talmadge supporters, a Western Union telegram from the state capitol noting that the Decatur County Teachers Association voted confidence in adequate funds for school programs promised by Talmadge, and a reservation for a double room at the Henry Grady Hotel in Atlanta.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

DeKalb County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 7
Collection number: Folder 7
Scope and Contents This folder contains letters of support to Thompson followed by his thank-you responses. The folder also contains a letter from the Avondale Elementary P.T.A. asking for a 50% pay increase for teachers in the state of Georgia, a letter from Emory University requesting broadside material from the present governor controversy for their archive collection, and a response to the letter from Emory University containing an attachment with a copy of the last radio address by Thompson as “Acting...
Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Dodge County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 8
Collection number: Folder 8
Scope and Contents

This folder constains letters of support to Thompson in his fight for Governorship and Thompson’s response to each in the form of a thank-you letter.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Dooly County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 9
Collection number: Folder 9
Scope and Contents This folder consists mostly of letters of support to Thompson followed by his thank-you responses. The folder also contains a Western Union Telegram from Herman Talmadge to Leon Beddingfield noting that the Attorney General’s recent opinion is a political one, that if Ellis Arnall is allowed to dictate his successor he will block every vote to restore the Democratic White Primary in Georgia, and that this state will be turned over to the “negroes, reds, and pinks” of the east. Talmadge wants...
Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Dougherty County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 10
Collection number: Folder 10
Scope and Contents

This folder consists mostly of letters of support to Thompson followed by his thank-you responses. The folder also contains correspondence from H.H. Perry concerning Eugene Talmadge’s condition and the situation if he passes, and a letter from H.H. Perry showing concern that the Georgia Legislature is not putting Thompson into the Governor’s office now that Talmadge has passed.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Douglas County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 11
Collection number: Folder 11
Scope and Contents

This folder mostly consists of letters of support to Thompson and his thank-you responses as well as a correspondence from A. S. Baggett asking Thompson’s suggestion and opinion on the fact that they might lose the Attorney General for the time being.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Early County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 12
Collection number: Folder 12
Scope and Contents

All of the papers in this box are on the topic of support with the exception being one asking for the continued support of the 50% increase in teacher’s salary for the state of Georgia.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Effingham County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 13
Collection number: Folder 13
Scope and Contents

The papers in this box are also on the subject of support for M. E. Thompson for Governor with two exceptions. The first is a letter from Thompson to Mrs. C. T. Guyton expressing sympathy to her for the recent loss of her husband, Mr. Clarence T. Guyton. The second is a Western Union request from Mrs. Guyton to Thompson asking him to be one of the pallbearers at the funeral.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Georgia Ports Authority Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 14
Collection number: Folder 14
Scope and Contents

This folder consists solely of letters of support to Thompson in his fight for Governorship and Thompson’s response to each in the form of a thank-you letter.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947