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MATHIS, Marvin Dawson, a Representative from Georgia; born in Nashville, Berrien County,
Ga., November 30, 1940; attended the Nashville public schools; attended South
Georgia College in Douglas, Ga.; news director, WALB-TV, Albany, Ga.,
1964-1970; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the four
succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate
for nomination to the United States Senate in 1980; private advocate; died on
April 17, 2017, in Tifton, Ga.