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Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture head, dies at 88

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Tommy Irvin, who served in public office for more than a half-century, including 42 years as Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, died Sept. 14.

Irvin hold the record as the longest service state commissioner of agriculture in the nation and the longest service statewide official in Georgia.

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black stated, "Commissioner Irvin loved serving Georgia's farmers and consumers for over three generations. He touched us all with his unsurpassed spirit of stewardship, commitment and work ethic. Beyond agriculture, his commitment to education put a strong and admirable exclamation point on his life's. . .

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