- Name: Lester Maddox
- Born: 09/30/1915
- Died: 06/25/2003 (87 years old)
Lester Garfield Maddox Sr. (September 30, 1915 – June 25, 2003) was an American politician who served as the 75th Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1967 to 1971. A populist Democrat, Maddox came to prominence as a staunch segregationist when he refused to serve black customers in his Atlanta restaurant, in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He later served as Lieutenant Governor during the period when Jimmy Carter was Governor.
Birth Name: Lester Garfield Maddox
Alias: Lester Garfield Maddox
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Death Place: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Lester Maddox quotes :
That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.Lester Maddox