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Wayne Garner papers

Identifier: POL-0021

Scope and Contents note

The Wayne Garner political collection consists of papers accumulated during his time serving as a state representative for Carrollton and Carroll County. Included are files on correctional institutions and police, local education and sales taxes, and healthcare.


  • 1980-1994


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by United States Copyright Law

Biographical/Historical note

Joseph Wayne Garner (b. 8 May 1951, Fulton Co., Ga.) attended West Georgia College in the late 1960s. Garner served Carrollton, Douglasville and other areas of the 30th District in the State Senate from 1980 until 1994, during which time he made a bid for, and then withdrew from, the race for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1990) and became President Pro Tempore of the State Senate (1993). In 1995, Garner served as Chair of the State Board of Pardons & Paroles and from 1996 to 1998 he was head of the Georgia Department of Corrections. He is a local businessman in several west Georgia communities as well as having served as mayor of Carrollton since 2003.


1.68 Linear feet (4 boxes)




These are the papers of former Georgia Representative Wayne Garner who served the 30th District from 1980 until 1994. This collection includes files primarily concerning the fields of education, healthcare, and corrections institutions.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Wayne Garner, 14 April 1998.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jason Kennedy, March 2013.

Finding Aid to the Wayne Garner papers, 1980-1994 POL-0021
Finding aid prepared by Written by Jason Kennedy, March 2013
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
Finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States