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Georgia Speaker of the Year Recipients

1967

Charles Longstreet Weltner

1994

Kenny Leon

1968

William H. Burson

1995

Robert Benham

1969

Ralph E. McGill

1996

David Satcher

1970

Elliot H. Levitas

1997

Austin Ford

1971

Bishop John Owen Smith

1998

Johnetta Cole

1972

Grace T. Hamilton

1999

William Chace

1973

Ellis McDougal

2000

Roy E. Barnes

1974

Andrew Young

2001

Jane Fonda

1975

Jimmy Carter

2002

Rosalynn Carter

1976

Benjamin Elijah Mays

2003

Renee Glover

1977

Robert Shaw

2004

Max Cleland

1978

Horace T. Ward

2005

Thurbert Baker

1979

Zell Miller

2006

Mike Lukovich

1980

Gudmund Vigtel

2007

Bob Barr

1981

Mills B. Lane III

2008

Arthur M. Blank

1982

Wyche Fowler

2009

Vacated

1983

Lewis Grizzard

2010

Andrea Young

1984

Ted Turner

2011

Sig Moseley

1985

John Portman

2012

Shirley Franklin

1986

Fletcher Wolfe

2013

Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr.

1987

Thomas Glenn Pelham

2014

Doug Shipman

1988

Robert Stephen Kahn

2015

Melissa Maxcy Wade

1989

Jane O. Hansen

2016

City of Decatur

1990

Robert DeHaan

1991

Edward Turner

1992

Leah Sears

1993

Frances Pauley