To say that the Honorable Floyd Griffin is a man who has led many lives would be a major understatement. A graduate of Tuskegee University, he went on to join the Army and serve during Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and trainer. After serving a long and distinguished career in the military, he continued his passion for public service by becoming the first African-American mayor of Milledgeville, then the first African-American to represent a majority-white, rural district as a State Senator and the first African-American to run for the Lt. Governor's seat in Georgia's history. Throughout his life, he has also carried the titles of professor, businessman, father and grandfather.
The Honorable Floyd Griffin is the personification of all that you can achieve in short amount of time we're given in our lives. He's dedicated his life to serving his community and country and done so with incredible success. That's why Georgia College was happy to receive and display official papers and memorabilia from his time as a community leader to serve as historical markers of his achievements and, hopefully, spark the flame of public service in the many young, future leaders who get the opportunity to view the display's on Georgia College's campus.
Superintendent Dr. Noris Price, along with other speakers, joined a packed crowd in the Georgia College Ina Dillard Russell Library and helped pay tribute to man whose impact can be measured across decades and generations.
Scholar, soldier, veteran, pilot, businessman, mayor, senator, professor, father, grandfather; we offer many thanks to the Honorable Floyd Griffin for his outstanding service and leadership for our community.