Dawson Mathis

Marvin Dawson Mathis ( born November 30, 1940 in Nashville, Berrien County, Georgia ) is a former American politician. Between 1971 and 1981 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Dawson Mathis attended the common schools and then studied at South Georgia College in Douglas. Between 1964 and 1970 he was news director of the television station WALB - TV in Albany.

Politically, Mathis joined the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1970 he was in the second electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Maston E. O'Neal on January 3, 1971. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1981 five legislative sessions. In this time were, among others, the end of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal.

In 1980, Dawson Mathis sought unsuccessfully to his party's nomination for election to the U.S. Senate; Winner of the Primary was incumbent Herman Talmadge. Then Mathias retired from politics. In the following years he worked as a private lawyer.