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Representative Carl Vinson  Representative Carl Vinson
Male 1883 - 1981

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  • Title  Representative 
    Birth  18 Nov 1883  Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1 Jun 1981  Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Memory Hill Cemetery, Millegeville, Baldwin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I0056  Martin Family | Vinson Relatives
    Last Modified  18 Apr 2017 
     
    Father  Edward Story Vinson,   b. 5 Oct 1850, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1938 
    Mother  Annie Adela Morris,   b. 10 Sep 1855, Baldwin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1937, Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Feb 1875 
    Family ID  F1630  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Mary Green,   b. 19 Sep 1887,   d. 16 Nov 1950 
    Married  06 Apr 1921  Foundry Methodist Church, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  18 Apr 2017 
    Family ID  F1896  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Nov 1883 - Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 Apr 1921 - Foundry Methodist Church, Washington, DC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jun 1981 - Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Memory Hill Cemetery, Millegeville, Baldwin, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    U.S. Navy Color Photo of Vinson
    U.S. Navy Color Photo of Vinson
    Library of Congress Photo of Vinson April 4, 1950
(LC Photo USZ62-90127)
    Library of Congress Photo of Vinson April 4, 1950 (LC Photo USZ62-90127)
    Library of Congress Photo of Vinson listening to Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall (right) before the House Armed Services Committee Jan. 23, 1959 (LC Photo USZ62-09128)
    Library of Congress Photo of Vinson listening to Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall (right) before the House Armed Services Committee Jan. 23, 1959 (LC Photo USZ62-09128)
    Library of Congress Photo of Vinson awith Army Secretary Stephen Ailes (left) and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Earle Wheeler June 8, 1964
LC Photo USZ62-90126)
    Library of Congress Photo of Vinson awith Army Secretary Stephen Ailes (left) and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Earle Wheeler June 8, 1964 LC Photo USZ62-90126)
    Library of Congress Photo of Carl Vinson
    Library of Congress Photo of Carl Vinson
    Carl Vinson (right) talking to Air Force Secretary Donald Quarles (center) and Air Force Chief of Staff
    Gen. Nathan Twining, who are testifying before Vinson's Committee
    February 1, 1957 (LC Photo USZ62.87320)
    Unidentified Photo of Carl Vinson
    Unidentified Photo of Carl Vinson
     At least one living individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    USS Carl Vinson
    USS Carl Vinson
     
    Documents
    1900 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Baldwin > Milledgeville > Vinson/Morris
    1900 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Baldwin > Milledgeville > Vinson/Morris
    1910 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Baldwin > Milledgeville > Vinson/Morris
    1910 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Baldwin > Milledgeville > Vinson/Morris
    1920 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Baldwin > Milledgeville
    1920 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Baldwin > Milledgeville
    1930 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Baldwin > Milledgeville
    1930 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Baldwin > Milledgeville
     
    Headstones
    Carl Vinson
    Carl Vinson
    Status: Located.
     
  • Notes 
    • [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Nov 1, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.112.6.108112.33]

      Individual: Vinson, Carl
      Social Security #: 260-58-4463
      Issued in: Georgia

      Birth date: Nov 18, 1883
      Death date: Jun 1981


      Residence code: Georgia

      ZIP Code of last known residence: 31061
      Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:

      Milledgeville, Georgia


      ZIP Code of address where death benefit payment was sent: 31061
      Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:

      Milledgeville, Georgia


      Buried Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Georgia - West side, Section H, Lot 5, Person 1

    Died:
    • CARL VINSON, 97, EX-CONGRESSMAN WHO WAS WITH HOUSE 50 YEARS, DIES
      AP
      Published: June 2, 1981

      MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., June 1 -- Former Representative Carl Vinson, who served in the House longer than anyone else and was a powerful proponent of military might, died early today. He was 97 years old.

      Molly Snead, Mr. Vinson's nurse for 34 years, said that he died at 5 A.M. at Baldwin County Medical Center. He suffered a heart attack a year ago and entered the hospital almost two weeks ago with heart problems, she said.

      Gov. George Busbee of Georgia said today, ''During his half century of service, Carl Vinson established an unequaled record for tenure in Congress and positive action to strengthen the nation's defense.''

      He Left His Mark on Military By MARJORIE HUNTER

      They called Carl Vinson the Swamp Fox, a tribute to his canny flair for running the Pentagon from his seat in the United States House of Representatives.

      Admirals quaked and generals quavered when the tall Georgian called them before the House Armed Services Committee, which he ruled like a potentate for 14 of his 50 years in the House before retiring from Congress at the age of 81.

      Vowing on a cold December day in 1964 that he wanted to ''wear out, not rust out,'' he boarded a train for his hometown of Milledgeville, ending a Congressional career that began while President Woodrow Wilson was still learning his way around the White House.

      Despite the imperious manner in which he handled matters of the military, he was a man with simple personal tastes who dressed for comfort and shunned official parties.

      An Air of Courtliness

      For all his frequent verbal jousting with military brass, there was a certain courtliness about the man as he questioned committee witnesses in his pronounced Southern drawl, glasses teetering on his big nose.

      ''Admuhl,'' he once asked Admiral Ernest King, chief of Naval Operations in World War II, ''what did you say your name is?'' His influence on the military, and particularly on the Navy, was pointed up in 1973, years after he left Congress, when the Navy announced that it would name a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in his honor. The Carl Vinson was the first major Navy ship named after a person still living.

      Mr. Vinson was present when the carrier was launched on March 15, 1980, at Newport News, Va. On the keel of the $2 billion ship is a plaque bearing a quotation from the man it honors: ''No person representing the American people should ever place the defense of this nation below any other priority.''

      A Synonym for Preparedness

      At the launching ceremony, Mr. Vinson's grandnephew, Senator Sam Nunn, Democrat of Georgia, observed: ''Behind me is the mightiest naval warship ever constructed, the U.S.S. Carl Vinson. Beside me is a mighty and powerful figure in the history of our Republic, Congressman Carl Vinson. It is fitting that this great vessel bear the name Carl Vinson, a name synonymous with military preparedness in the 20th century.''

      The launching, Carl Vinson later said, was ''a fine way to celebrate my youthful age of 96.'' He was born near Milledgeville on Nov. 18, 1883. After attending Georgia Military College, he received his law degree from Mercer University in 1902. Before coming to Congress in 1914, he served as county prosecutor, county judge and member of the Georgia House of Representatives.

      He began making his mark on the military when he became chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee in 1932. In his first term as chairman, he inaugurated a rebuilding and replacement program for the Navy that was to place the nation in a good position to rebound from the Pearl Harbor disaster in 1941.

      An Expanding Domain

      In those days, friends and colleagues called him ''Admiral.'' His domain expanded to embrace all of the armed services when, after World War II, the Military and Naval Affairs committees were merged into a single House Armed Services Committee of which he became chairman.

      When President Harry S. Truman began casting about for a new Secretary of Defense, Mr. Vinson was high on the list of prospects. But the Georgian soon ruled himself out. ''Shucks,'' he said, ''I'd rather run the Pentagon from up here.''

      Presidents never fazed him. He worked closely with three of them before they went to the White House: Franklin D. Roosevelt when he was an assistant secretary of the Navy; Dwight D. Eisenhower when he was an Army officer; and Lyndon Baines Johnson, who had served on the Vinson Naval Affairs Committee.

      In 1968, four years after leaving Congress, the old man was flown back to Washington on a Government plane for a White House party marking his 85th birthday. There, in the State Dining room, were gathered President and Mrs. Johnson and about 130 top military officials and members of Congress.

      ''Uncle Carl,'' said the President of Mr. Vinson, ''was my chairman, my tutor and my friend.'' Mr. Vinson's wife, the former Mary Green, was an invalid for many years before her death in 1950, while he was still a member of Congress.

      In his retirement years, Mr. Vinson divided his time between his 142-year-old house in the heart of Milledgeville and his farmhouse on a 600-acre estate on the Oconee River, four miles from town.

     

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