Saturday, January 15, 2011


January 11 of 2011 was the day set for the new Governor Nathan Deal inauguration. But because of the snowstorm rolling through the state, all nonessential inaugural activities were canceled, as it was announced Sunday.

The swearing took place in the House chambers at the State Capitol at 2 p.m. on Monday January 11.

The day was to start with a 9 a.m. prayer service at Mount Paran Church in Atlanta, but that was canceled. All tickets for Monday night's black-tie inaugural gala at Phillips Arena has been or will be refunded.

Because of the bad weather on the way to Atlanta on Sunday night, Deal encourages Georgians to stay off the roads and watch the ceremony live on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

“I am honored that so many Georgians want to take part in this historic event, but please, everybody take safety as your first priority,” Deal said Friday.

No seating was available for the general public or ticket holders inside the Capitol, where the inauguration took place.

Governor Nathan Deal (GA)

Current Office: Governor
Office Seeking: Governor (Won, General)
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
Party: Republican

Background Information
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sandra
4 Children: Jason, Mary Emily, Carrie, Katie
Birth Date: 08/25/1942
Birthplace: Millen, GA
Home City: Gainesville, GA
Religion: Baptist

JD, Mercer University, 1966
AB, Mercer University, 1964

Professional Experience:
Attorney, Private Practice, 1979-1992
County Attorney, Hall County, 1977-1979
Juvenile Court Judge, Hall County, 1971-1972
Assistant District Attorney, Northeastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia, 1970-1971
Captain, United States Army, 1966-1968

Political Experience:
Governor, State of Georgia, 2010-present
Deputy Whip/Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1992-2010
Switched from Democratic to Republican Party, April 10, 1995
President Pro-Tempore/Senator, Georgia State Senate, 1980-1992

Former Sunday School Teacher/Former Deacon/Member, Gainesville First Baptist Church
Board Member, Mercer University
Member, Advisory Board of Honors Programs, North Georgia College and University
Former President/Lifetime Member, Rotary Club

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