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Dawson Mathis
Dawson Mathis
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 2nd district

January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1981
Maston E. O'Neal, Jr.
Charles Floyd Hatcher
Personal details
Marvin Dawson Mathis

(1940-11-30)November 30, 1940
Nashville, Georgia
DiedApril 17, 2017(2017-04-17) (aged 76)
Tifton, Georgia
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materSouth Georgia College

Marvin Dawson Mathis (November 30, 1940 - April 17, 2017) was a U.S. Representative from Georgia.

Born in Nashville, Georgia, Mathis attended the Nashville public schools. He attended South Georgia College in Douglas, Georgia. From 1964 to 1970, he was news director of WALB-TV in Albany, Georgia.

Mathis was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1981). He was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1980. In 1982 he tried to reclaim his old seat in the house but lost to successor Charles Hatcher in the Democratic primary. He became a private advocate. He was a resident of Nashville, Georgia.

Mathis died in April 2017 in Tifton, Georgia, aged 76.[1]


  • United States Congress. "Dawson Mathis (id: M000244)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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