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BRANTLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY,

P.O. BOX 1096, Nahunta, Georgia 31553

This page was updated March 29, 2014

BRANTLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

In 1927, the state of Georgia created a new board of authority for county administration, The Commissioners of Roads and Revenue. The first meeting was held in March of 1929. This board had authority for bonding and building the Brantley County Courthouse in 1930. Prior to this time, the Judge of the Ordinary County, William "Uncle Bill" Roberson had responsibility for most of the financial decisions.

Election Term Post 1 (Chairman) Post 2 Post 3 Post 4 Post 5
1921 - 1928 W. M. "Bill" Roberson
   
1929 - 1932 William S. Courson Joseph B. Strickland, Clerk Vollney Ellison Rozier D. T. Middleton Malachi Isaiah Hagin
   
1933 - 1936 Joseph B. Strickland John Knox Larkins, Clerk Robert C. Harrell, Sr. Raiford Avant Griffin J. D. Highsmith.
   
1937 - 1940 Joseph B. Strickland John Knox Larkins, Clerk Robert C. Harrell, Sr. Raiford Avant Griffin J. D. Highsmith.
   
1941 - 1944 Joseph B. Strickland Robert C. Harrell, Sr. Maurice Leroy Anderson Robert Drury John Knox Larkins
   
1945 - 1948 Joseph B. Strickland Robert Drury James Jefferson "Jeff" Herrin Thomas Watson Lastinger Roy Harper.
   
1949 - 1952 John Vernon Strickland Roy Harper R. Brown Brooker Thomas Vanderbilt Rhoden Daniel Walter Wainright, Clerk
   
1953 - 1956 R. Brown Brooker Robert C. Harrell, Clerk Charles Harold Penland Thomas Vanderbilt Rhoden Silas Dempsey Lee.
   
1957 - 1960 R. Brown Brooker Robert C. Harrell Charles Harold Penland Alfred "Junior" Thomas Silas Dempsey Lee.
   
1961 - 1964 R. Brown Brooker Robert C. Harrell Louis Prescott Major Riggins Silas Dempsey Lee
   
1965 - 1968 R. Brown Brooker, Chairman, 3 years, Banner J. Wainright, Chairman 1 year Warren E. Eldridge Owen Griffin James H. "Jimmy" Ham Major Riggins
   
Beginning January 1, 1969, candidates for Posts 1, 2 and 3 can reside in any part of the county and must run county-wide. Post 1 will be Chairman.
   
1969 - 1972 George L. Stewart Warren Eldridge J. E. "Ebb" Strickland(Post 3)
   
1973 - 1976 Delma F. "Dude" Herrin L. Carlton Lee James Fulton "Jayfoot" Jacobs Billy Lee Joel Herrin.
   
During John Wilson's Term as Chairman, Commission Posts 4 and 5 were changed to staggered Terms, set to start 2 years before and expire 2 years after Posts 1, 2, and 3.
   
1977 - 1980 John M. Wilson,
(Died in Office),
John Bennett appointed
Chairman
John C. Nix (Post 2) Warren E. Eldridge
(Post 3)
Milton W. "Tex" Bradshaw (Post 4) Terry Lee "Tag" Herrin (Post 5)
   
1979 - 1982
Kenneth Johns
(Post 4)
Bobby Chancey
(Post 5)
   
1981 - 1984
Jimmy Woodard
(Post 1)
Darrell Williams
(Post 2)
Daniel "Red" Cohen (Post 3)    
   
1983 - 1986
Kenneth Johns
(Post 4)
Bobby Chancey (Post 5) - Vice Chairman
   
1985 - 1988
Jimmy Woodard
Post 1)
Clyde Aldridge (Post 2) Daniel Cohen (Post 3)  
Everett E. "Gene" Hickox (Post 2)
1987 - 1990 Roy Highsmith . (Post 4) Johnny Walker
(Post 5)
 
1989 - 1992 Harry Riggins (Post 1) Everett E. "Gene" Hickox
(Post 2)
Banner Wainright (Post 3)   J. L. Jacobs (Post 5)
   
1991 - 1994
Daniel Cohen (Post 4) C. Travis Highsmith (Post 5) - died 24 Mar 1992 - replaced by Mike Lee Carver)
   
1993 - 1996 Harry Riggins (Post 1) Terry Brooker (post 2) (resigned 1993. replaced by Charles Harris) Robert Moore (post 3)    
   
1995 - 1998
Charles Harris (Post 4) Junior Knox
(Post 5)
   
1997 - 2000 Harry Riggins 
(Post 1)
Darlene Jones
(Post 2)
Robert Moore (Post 3)    
   
1999 - 2002
Bobby Rowell (Post 4) Dru Smith (Post 5) Resigned-Charlie Summerlin elected
   
2001 - 2004 Harry Riggins (Post 1) Darlene Jones
(Post 2)
Danny Robertson (post 3)    
 
2003 - 2006
   
2005 - 2008 Terry Thomas (post 1) Ernest Hunter (Post 2) Brian Hendrix (Post 3)
   
2007 - 2010
Linton Herrin
(Post 4)
Charlie Summerlin (Post 5)
   
2009 - 2012 Ronald Ham (Post 1) Greg O'Quinn (Post 2) Michael Edgy
(Post 3).
2011 - 2014
Brian Hendrix (Post 4) Chris "Skipper" Harris (Post 5)
2013 - 2016 Charlie Summerlin (Post 1) James Spradley (Post 2) Michael Edgy
(Post 3)

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