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Sonny Perdue

Personal data
Date of birthDecember 20, 1946(age 70)
Place of birthPerry, Georgia, United States
Political partyRepublican Party (1998 present)
Other partyDemocratic Party (1992 1998)
SpouseMary Ruff
Alma materUniversity of Georgia
ProfessionAgribusiness
Veterinarian
ReligionBaptist
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
RankCaptain
81st Governor of Georgia
In officeJanuary 13, 2003 - January 10, 2011
LieutenantMark Taylor
Casey Cagle
Succeeded byNathan Deal
Preceded byRoy Barnes

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George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III, (born December 20, 1946) was the 81st Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia. Upon his inauguration in January 2003, he became the first Republican governor of Georgia since Benjamin F. Conley served during Reconstruction in the 1870s.


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