Interview with Wayne Garner, June 16, 2010

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Wayne Garner served in the Georgia State Senate from 1980 until 1993. Garner chaired the Senate Committee on Corrections for approximately ten years. He was later named majority leader of the Senate and, ultimately, President Pro Tempore. In April of 1993, Garner was appointed to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole by then-Governor Zell Miller, where he served as Chairman. In December of 1995, Governor Miller named Garner to the position of Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, where he served for approximately five years. Garner discusses his early life in Georgia, his time in the legislature, and his friendship with many prominent Georgians.







Wayne Garner and Bob Short, “Interview with Wayne Garner, June 16, 2010,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 3, 2020,