Governor Ellis Arnall
Governor Ellis Arnall, portrait statue (1907-1992) by Zenos Frudakis. Governor of Georgia from 1943 to 1947, Governor Arnall is known for a progressive and reform minded administration. His accomplishments include changing the constituion to limit the powers of the Governor, attaining accreditation of the university system, establishing a teachers' retirement program, creating a merit system for state employees, reforming the state prison system and pushing for the elimination of chang gangs. With his support, Georgia was the first state to lower the voting age to 18-years-old in the year of 1943.
Size: Over life size
Location: State House, Atlanta, Georgia
Collection: Atlanta, Georgia
In the Media
Governor Ellis Arnall Statue To Be Dedicated, According to Arnall Golden & Gregory, PR Newswire ATLANTA, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A bronze statue of former Georgia Governor Ellis G. Arnall (1907-1992) will be dedicated on the State Capitol grounds...
This Day in Georgia History, November 24, 1997, Ellis Arnall Statue Dedicated, GeorgiaInfo Dedication ceremonies were held on the grounds of Georgia’s state capitol for a bronze statue of former governor Ellis Arnal...