The political import of Tommy Irvin

Tommy Irvin, who as agriculture commissioner was Georgia’s longest-serving constitutional officer, died late Thursday, his grandson has confirmed. He was 88.

Irvin passed at his home in Mount Airy in east Georgia, with family around him, his grandson, Chris Irvin said.

For decades, Irvin was an inside player in the state Capitol, serving as a top aide to one governor and mentor to another.

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Jim Galloway
Jim Galloway
Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.