AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) - On Sept. 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed in Philadelphia, Pa. by 39 delegates. Two signers were from Georgia: Abraham Baldwin and William Few.
To commemorate Georgia's involvement in that monumental occasion, the Student Government Association at Georgia Southwestern State University will be hosting a Constitution Day Lecture featuring U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop Monday, Sept. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Student Success Center Conference Rooms 2410, 2413 and 2417.
Serving his tenth term representing Georgia's Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, Bishop is the Senior Democratic Whip in the 112th Congress. Bishop was first elected to Congress in 1992 after serving in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1977 to 1990 and in the Georgia Senate from 1991-92.
Bishop graduated from Morehouse College in 1968 and from Emory University Law School in 1971. He served in the U.S. Army, completed basic training at Fort Benning and entered Advanced Reserve Officers Training, and received an Honorable Discharge in 1971.
He resided in Columbus, from 1972 to 1996, where he was the primary partner in the law firm of Bishop and Buckner, P.C., and he is now a resident of Albany.
Also in light of the election year, the Georgia Southwestern SGA will be leading a voter registration drive on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center.
For additional information about the Constitution Day event, please call (229) 931-2037.