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he was defeated for Speaker of the House. Burruss had taken on the near impossible task of unseating legendary Speaker Tom Murphy and failed in 1976. Most remarkably however through hard work and dedication and help from one of Murphy's closest allies, Burruss again rises to the pinnacle of legislative influence four years after unsuccessfully challenging the Speaker.
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reviewer, who was present during the time Burruss' political resurrection occurred, has always suspected that Speaker Murphy thought Burruss too valuable to the House of Representatives and the people of Georgia to lose his extraordinary talents. It was after Burruss' becoming Majority Leader that he did his most productive work in the Georgia General Assembly. He again became one of the most powerful members of the House of Representatives and was widely revered for his legislative skills and technical knowledge. He was generally regarded by all the Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 Multicolor
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It was in 1986, in the pinnacle of his career, when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This is well documented and described in the book. Generally speaking, as one who knew and worked with Al Burruss, the book captures the essence of this extraordinary man and becomes a very valued source for study by those who aspire to public service. Burruss lives on in the institute that bears his name, and in the other places named in his honor. The heart of the man, however, lives on in the memories still held by his friends and family. This book cannot tell the whole story of who Al Burruss was no book could do that but it serves to remind people that here was a great man, a man who loved his state and its people, loved his family and friends, and loved his God. He still serves as an exemplar of what public service is all about and how best to do it."
More important, however, are the events portrayed in this book for their historical purpose. Walters goes to great length to capture the essence of a good and decent man from humble beginnings who lived and personified the American dream. Born in rural Forsyth County in 1927, Burruss and his family moved to Smyrna so they all could seek an education. At the time, Forsyth County was one of the poorest and least developed counties in the state. It is now ironic that the growth of metropolitan Atlanta has extended to Forsyth County, causing it to be one of the most populated and wealthy counties in the entire state.
members of the General Assembly as the leading expert on tax and financial matters. Accordingly, he became indispensible to the House leadership and was responsible for many legislative achievements during his last years in the House.
This book accurately chronicles Burruss' rise to prominence in both the business community and the political community of Cobb County. It parallels his growth and success with the growth and success of a sleepy suburban Cobb County and his role in transforming Cobb County into a major metropolitan county.
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