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Author Scott Henry

  • Scott Henry

    Contributing Writer

    A twenty-five-year Atlanta resident, Scott Henry has written about state and local politics, news, culture, and history for Creative Loafing, the Marietta Daily Journal, and other publications. A life-long dilettante, he is a quasi-expert in such matters as recorded music, cocktails, haberdashery, graphic arts, cinema, and Eastern European travel.


Bill Campbell

(b. 1953)

By the time Campbell had served as a federal prosecutor, helped defeat the proposed Presidential Parkway, and won election as mayor in 1993, the charismatic, handsome lawyer seemed destined for big things. Read More

Sam Massell

(B. 1927)

When he won a bruising mayor’s race in 1969 after eight years as a city alderman, the forty-two-year-old Massell held the distinctions of being Atlanta’s youngest, most progressive, and first Jewish mayor. Read More