|Georgia Commissioner of Labor|
|Preceded by||Al Scott|
|Succeeded by||Michael Thurmond|
|22nd Secretary of State of Georgia|
January 1979 – January 1983
|Preceded by||Benjamin W. Fortson Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Max Cleland|
|Born||October 24, 1943|
Bibb County, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||January 15, 2017 (aged 73)|
Cartersville, Georgia, U.S.
|Alma mater||Emory University|
|Branch/service||United States Air Force|
David B. Poythress (October 24, 1943 – January 15, 2017) was a Georgia politician, born in Bibb County, Georgia. He served terms as Secretary of State and Commissioner of Labor of the state of Georgia. Poythress also served as the Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard from 1999 until 2007, initially appointed by Governor Roy Barnes and subsequently reappointed by Governor Sonny Perdue. He retired as a Lieutenant General.
In 1998, Poythress made an unsuccessful bid for Governor of Georgia. On August 26, 2008, Poythress announced his intention to run again as a Democratic candidate for governor in the 2010 election. In both 1998 and 2010, Poythress lost to Roy Barnes.
- 1964: Bachelor of arts degree in political science, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
- 1967: Juris doctor degree (with honors), Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Ga.
- 1986: Air War College, by correspondence
- Georgia. Dept. of Archives and History (1981). Georgia Official and Statistical Register. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
- "Macon Native Announces for Governor". 13wmaz.com. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
- AJC: Announcement
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- David Poythress Passed Away
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Benjamin W. Fortson Jr.
| Secretary of State of Georgia
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