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  • Bob Argo (1923 - 2016)
    Robert Eugene Argo, Sr. (November 18, 1923 – July 7, 2016) was an American politician in the state of Georgia. He was an alumnus of the University of Georgia and was an insurance executive. He served...
  • Brian Kemp, Governor (1963 - d.)
    Brian Porter Kemp (born November 2, 1963) is an American businessman and politician serving as the 83rd governor of the State of Georgia since January 2019. A Republican, he previously was the 27th S...
  • Julian Hoyt Cox, Sr. (1906 - 1978)
    Julian H. Cox Sr., was a member of the Georgia Legislature, and his eighteenth-century ancestor James Habersham successfully lobbied to institute slavery in Georgia, becoming the colony's governor and ...
  • John Andrew (1758 - 1830)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Andrew was born of puritan parents on September 14, 1758, in Midway, Georgia. At the age of 15, he ...
  • Nikema Williams, US Congress (elect)
    Nikema Williams (born July 30, 1978) is an American politician and political executive serving as a member of the Georgia State Senate for the 39th district. She is also the chair of the Democratic Par...

The Georgia General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. State of Georgia. It is bicameral, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Each of the General Assembly's 236 members serve two-year terms and are directly elected by constituents of their district. The Georgia State Constitution vests all legislative power with the General Assembly. Both houses have similar powers, though each has unique duties as well. For example, the origination of appropriations bills only occurs in the House, while the Senate is tasked with confirmation of the Governor's appointments.

The General Assembly, which is the legislative branch of the state's government, was created in 1777 during the American Revolution—it is older than the U.S. Congress. During its existence the Assembly has moved four different times when the state capital changed its location. The first location the Assembly served in was Savannah, then Augusta and Louisville, moving from there to Milledgeville, and finally to Atlanta in 1868.