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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 5: County Correspondence: Jefferson-Oconee, 1946-1947

 Box — Box: 5
Collection number: Box 5
Scope and Contents This box primarily contains letters of support during M.E. Thompson’s time as acting governor. Several of the letters of support would discuss political issues while some were personal and discussed family and everyday life. Many of the support letters also bashed Herman Talmadge, who was Thompson's rival. Usually these letters or telegrams were from Talmadge supporters. However, the box also contains letters from people who did not support Thompson and there is even a telegram from...
Dates: 1946-1947

Jefferson County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 1
Collection number: Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters of support wishing Thompson good luck and hoping he will become governor.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Jenkins County Correspondence, 1946-1947

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

Folder contains a few support letters and offers from Walter Harrison to help with the campaign. The folder also contains an intersting letter from Herman Talmadge to M.E. Thompson. Also included is a news article discussing the Georgia governor situation.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Johnson County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 3
Collection number: Folder 3
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a number of letters of supporrt from Inman Walter. There are also letters are sent to tip Thompson off about opponent’s political moves.The folder also contains letters asking Thompson to support and help Johnson County’s Board of Education. There was also a letter attacking Herman Talmadge.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

James County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 4
Collection number: Folder 4
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters of support for Thompson and his replies to the support letters.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Lamar County Correspondence, 1946-1947

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

This folder contains letters of support for Thompson as well as his replies. The folder also contains a number of letters that attack Herman Talmadge. A telegram stating that Thompson is scared of the "white man" is also included. In, addition, there is a letter to a Lamar County State Representative supporting Thompson.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Lanier County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 6
Collection number: Folder 6
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from Thompson thanking people for their support as well as congratulating others for their personal accomplishments

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Laurens County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 7
Collection number: Folder 7
Scope and Contents This folder includes letters of support for Thompson and his replies. In addition, there is a document in which Thompson is making a strong statement that he will not fall into any clique and will not be a puppet to anyone, but he will be a good leader. Also, a state representative tells his opinion of the election and how the terms should be done. The folder also contains a letter asking Thompson what his opinion was and what his real involvement and/or history is with Talmadge and the...
Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Liberty County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 8
Collection number: Folder 8
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters of support for Thompson and his replies. It also contains a telegram that discusses Governor Arnold.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Lincoln County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 9
Collection number: Folder 9
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a letter from Thompson thanking Guillebeau for support.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Long County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 10
Collection number: Folder 10
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters of support for Thompson in his fight to remain governor. Also, there is a telegram of sympathy for the loss of Thompson’s daughter.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Lowndes County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 11
Collection number: Folder 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains some disgruntled letters complaining of certain bills and actions of the Georgia Congress and they want Thompson to do something about it. However, every letter is generally supportive of Thompson.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Lumpkin County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 12
Collection number: Folder 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters sent to Thompson expressing support, offering legal help, and just saying good luck.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Macon County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 13
Collection number: Folder 13
Scope and Contents

Contains one letter that supports Thompson and tells the author's views of what was going on in the Three Governor's Controversy.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Madison County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 14
Collection number: Folder 14
Scope and Contents

Contains one thank you letter from M.E. Thompson to one of his supporters.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Marion County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 15
Collection number: Folder 15
Scope and Contents

Contains support letters and Thompson's replies. Many letters express confidence that Thompson is assured of retaining his position as governor.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

McDuffie County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 16
Collection number: Folder 16
Scope and Contents

Contains letters of support for Thompson and his replies

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

McIntosh County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 17
Collection number: Folder 17
Scope and Contents

Telegram of support from several McIntosh citizens that attacks the General Assembly's actions in the Three Governors Controversy. The telegram also addresses how the McIntosh representative voted for Talmadge and that was not in the interest of the majority of the people. The folder also contains a number of telegrams from several people supporting Thompson.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Meriweather County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 18
Collection number: Folder 18
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters encouraging Thompson in his stand against Herman Talmadge. It also contains a number of thank-you letters for the people who made a declaration of protest against the actions of Talmadge and his supporters.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947