Project Description

Considered one of Georgia’s foremost authorities on politics and state government, Terry Coleman spent 34 years in the Georgia General Assembly. Early in his career, Mr. Coleman became influential in the State Legislature and his political skill and ability developed into key appointments as chair of committees such as Public Safety, Natural Resources and the Environment, and Ways and Means. After serving as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee for twelve years, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as Speaker of the House. As Speaker, he cast the deciding vote to change the State Flag. He left the legislature in 2007.