The Honorable Carl Sanders


The Honorable Carl Sanders


Term of Award

Fall 1996

Degree Name

Doctor of Laws


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Institution Issuing the Honorary Degree

Georgia Southern University

Brief Biography of Degree Recipient

The Honorable Carl Sanders (1925-2014) was the 74th governor of Georgia, serving from January 15, 1963-January 11, 1967. The native of Augusta, Georgia attended the University of Georgia until 1943 when he joined the US Army Airforce during World War II. After the war, he returned to finish his studies before practicing law in his hometown. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia State Senate, where he played an important role in the desegregation of Atlanta schools. Sanders was also inducted into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame in 1997 for his work in the construction and expansion of Georgia airports.

Sanders received the Honorary Doctor of Law degree from Georgia Southern University on August 11, 1996.


Georgia Southern University, Honorary degree, Doctor of Laws

The Honorable Carl Sanders