Tom Coleman (Georgia politician)

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  1. 1 2 "A Resolution Acknowledging the Life and Accomplishments of Tom Coleman, Former Savannah Alderman, Chatham County Commission Chairman, State Senator, Georgia University System Regent, and DOT Commissioner, Who Passed Away on June 4, 2014". City Government Official Proceedings of City Council. June 12, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  2. 1 2 3 Jan Skutch (June 4, 2014). "J. Tom Coleman, Savannah businessman, civic leader, dies". Savannah Now - Savannah Morning News. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  3. "Members of the General Assembly of Georgia - 136th Session - Term 1981-1982". State of Georgia. January 1981. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  4. J. Thomas Coleman, Jr. Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
  5. Jennifer Lifsey. "Savannah Mourns Loss of Honorable J. Tom Coleman". Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  6. "Chatham County courthouse to be renamed after Tom Coleman". WTOC.

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J. Thomas "Tom" Coleman, Jr
Member of the Georgia State Senate
from the 1st district
In office
January, 1981 January 1995