Carl Vinson

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Carl Vinson
Carl Vinson 1943 Portrait.jpg
Former U.S. Representative from Georgia's 6th Congressional District
From: March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1965
Predecessor Carlton Mobley
Successor John Flynt
Former U.S. Representative from Georgia's 10th Congressional District
From: November 3, 1914 – March 3, 1933
Predecessor Thomas W. Hardwick
Successor Charles H. Brand
Former State Representative from Georgia
From: 1908 – 1914
Predecessor ???
Successor ???
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Mary Green

Carl Vinson (November 18, 1883 – June 1, 1981) was a U.S. representative from Georgia from 1914–65 and important member of the Conservative Coalition. A segregationist, similar to many other Democrats of the time, Vinson was among those who signed the Southern Manifesto in opposition to Brown v. Board of Education. However, he is also remembered for having oversaw an expansion and modernization of the U.S. military, being known as "The Father of the Two-Ocean Navy".

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