50 Years of Notable Atlantans - Atlanta Magazine
 
 

Notable Atlantans

Notable Atlantans

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5/1/2011

Ted Turner

In the forty years he has been in the public eye, Ted Turner has been called a genius, a jackass (by his father, among others), a visionary, childlike (a compliment), childish (not a compliment), a pioneer, a young maverick, an old lion, a straight shooter, egomaniacal, steadfast, restless, haunted, mercurial, ... Read more
5/1/2011

Xernona Clayton

When Xernona Clayton moved to Atlanta in 1965, she accepted a position at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, working side by side with Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement. In 1967 she became the first African American in the Southeast to have her ... Read more
5/1/2011

Anne Cox Chambers

Even though Anne (with an e, please) Cox Chambers reigns as the richest person in Atlanta—her estimated $13.4 billion almost ten times what Arthur Blank could cough up—you wouldn’t necessarily know it after a visit with the Cox Enterprises doyenne. Rosewood, her two-story white brick manse, is a vestige of ... Read more
5/1/2011

Guenter Seeger

I met Guenter Seeger in 1985, shortly after he was hired to take over the then unremarkable Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. Seeger had previously owned a restaurant in Pforzheim, near Baden-Baden in southwest Germany, and his tenure there earned him a rare Michelin star. Recruited by an American ... Read more

Now Online

As the magazine celebrates its fiftieth birthday, we have a gift to you: a free copy of the digital edition of our special anniversary issue. The Zinio digital edition has all the great content of the print version, plus cool extras like videos and slideshows. Our 50 Who Made Atlanta special package includes:
> Profiles of Atlanta's fifty most influential citizens, including the Kings, John Portman, and M. Alexis Scott, along with color characters and scalawags (some of which are excerpted to the left)