Friday, April 20, 2012

Honoring a 'giant' in Georgia history: Dedicating Tom Murphy office replica

by Winston Jones/Times-Georgian

(Photo by Cliff Williams/Times-Georgian)
Former governors, legislators, friends and family came to University of West Georgia Thursday afternoon to share remembrances of the late Georgia Speaker of the House Tom Murphy.

The occasion was a 2 p.m. ceremony to officially dedicate a replica of Murphy’s State Capitol office, built at the UWG Irvine S. Ingram Library on the Carrollton campus.

Murphy, who served 29 years as speaker, donated his political papers and office memorabilia to UWG in 2003 when he left office. The university staff sorted through more than 1,500 items to assemble a replica office as part of a major library renovation.

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