Public Offices: Georgia's 80th Governor, 1999-2003; Recipient, Kennedy Library Foundation Profile In Courage, for removing Confederate emblem as the predominant symbol on Georgia state flag. Georgia State Senator, 1972-1990. Member, Georgia State House of Representatives, 1993-1999. Floor Leader Governor Joe Frank Harris, 1983-1989. Chairman, Georgia Senate Judiciary. Vice Chair, Georgia's House Judiciary. Senate Chairman, Constitutional Revision Committee. Interim Member, Georgia Workers' Compensation Study Commission.