ATLANTA — Mercer University alumni serve the public around the country. Where there is service, there are Mercerians, often, many of them. One such place is the Georgia State Capitol, where Mercer alumni gathered March 16 at Gov. Nathan Deal’s office for a photo and a showing of school spirit. In addition to Gov. Deal, who is a double Mercer graduate, the Georgia General Assembly has 17 Mercer alumni, as well as a Savannah campus Medical School faculty member, Dr. D.R. Watson, a state representative.
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Pictured, left to right, are: Mercer President William D. Underwood, Rep. Ben Watson, Savannah; Rep. Allen Peake, Macon; Rep. Davis Lucas, Macon; Rep. Darryl Jordan, Riverdale; Rep. James Mills, Gainesville; Gov. Deal; Rep. Winfred Dukes, Albany; Sen. George Hooks, Americus; Rep. Bubber Epps, Dry Branch; Rep. Brooks Coleman, Duluth; Rep. Ron Stephens, Savannah, and Rep. Roger Lane, Darien. Mercerians not pictured include: Reps. Tim Bearden and Ben Harbin and Sens. Robert Brown, Judson Hill, William Ligon Jr. and Jack Hill.