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A form of representative government has existed in Georgia since January 1751. Its modern embodiment, known as the Georgia General Assembly, is one of the largest state legislatures in the nation.
Jefferson Franklin Long was Georgia's first African American congressman and the first Black member to speak on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Naturalist and artist John Abbot advanced the knowledge of the flora and fauna of the South by sending superbly mounted specimens and exquisitely detailed
Lee County, which spans 356 square miles, was created by an act of the