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In this 2004 photo, Georgia Sen. Hugh M. Gillis, Sr., D-Soperton, left, bangs the gavel as Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor, right, looks on during a special session at the Capitol in Atlanta.

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Former state Sen. Gillis of Soperton dies at 94

Former state Sen. Hugh M. Gillis of Soperton, who was once honored as the longest-serving state legislator in the country with more than 50 years in the General Assembly, has died. He was 94.

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