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Elected when gas was 39 cents and Nixon was president, he’s still sheriff

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2024
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WARNER ROBINS — He rarely wore a uniform or toted a gun. Long ago, he adopted a lawman-as-CEO philosophy, showcasing those who worked for him, letting the spotlight shine on any badge but his. Yet Henry Cullen Talton Jr. became the longest-serving sheriff in Georgia, the nation, and, in all likelihood, American history. His tenure in Houston County spans the terms of 10 U.S. presidents. He took office 20 days before Richard Nixon’s second term began, six months before Secretariat thundered to horse racing’s Triple Crown and 462 days before...

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