Joe Frank Harris
|Joe Frank Harris|
|78th Governor of Georgia|
January 11, 1983 – January 13, 1991
|Preceded by||George Busbee|
|Succeeded by||Zell Miller|
February 16, 1936 |
|Alma mater||University of Georgia|
Joe Frank Harris (born February 16, 1936) is an Georgia from 1983 to 1991.
- Early life and career 1
- Gubernatorial campaign 2
- Gubernatorial accomplishments 3
- Board of regents 4
- Georgia State University 5
- Legacy 6
- References 7
- See also 8
Early life and career
Harris was born in the Atco Mill Village of Georgia House of Representatives in 1964 and served nine terms. Harris became the chairman of the Appropriations Committee in 1974.
When he ran for Governor in 1982, Harris was seen as a Tom Murphy, he was able to win the primary over U.S. Representative Bo Ginn. Memphis, Tenn.-based consultant Deloss Walker played a key role in Harris' successful 1982 campaign.
As Governor, Harris created and implemented the Quality Basic Education Act (QBE), built the
Governor of Georgia
- New Georgia Encyclopedia Article.
The portion of University of Georgia, the main entrance to the Georgia Ports Authority in Brunswick, Georgia (Joe Frank Harris Blvd.), and the main entrance to the Georgia State Fairgrounds in Perry (Governor Joe Frank and Mrs. Elizabeth Harris Blvd.).
From 1995 through 2009 Harris served at Aflac.
Georgia State University
 After two terms as Governor, Harris was appointed to the
Board of regents