Tommy Irvin hospitalized after car wreck

From the Gainesville Times:

Former state Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is in intensive care at Habersham Medical Center recovering from injuries suffered in a Thursday car accident.

“We’re continuing to get good reports every day and he’s progressing right along,” said his oldest daughter, Londa Irvin Wilson, this morning.

Irvin, who retired last year after serving in the post since 1969, was driving alone when he was involved in a two-car accident in Toccoa, she said.

He was then taken to the hospital in Demorest. He is in stable condition, according to the hospital.

Further details about the accident weren’t immediately available.

Until he retired, Irvin was the longest-serving agriculture commissioner in the United States. He’s 81.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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25 comments Add your comment

GaBlue

March 23rd, 2011
12:17 pm

We’re pulling for you, Mr. Irvin! Feel better soon!

No Dog in this Hunt

March 23rd, 2011
12:34 pm

Great public servant with a great sense of humor. Best wishes to Commissioner Irvin and his family. He is missed around the Capital.

Sandra

March 23rd, 2011
12:43 pm

hope he gets better

Tammy

March 23rd, 2011
12:49 pm

How old is Mr. Irvin? I’m surprised he still drives a car.

Former Asst. AG

March 23rd, 2011
1:41 pm

Get well soon Tommy.

Craig Burnes

March 23rd, 2011
2:09 pm

I always found Mr. Irvin to be a good man!

Jim

March 23rd, 2011
2:17 pm

@Jim ~ actually both are colloquialisms, spelling is subjective.

GaBlue

March 23rd, 2011
2:26 pm

“Armchair warriors often fail, and we’ve bee poisoned by these fairy tales. The lawyers clean up all details, since Daddy had to lie…” — D. Henley/B. Hornsby

GaBlue

March 23rd, 2011
2:26 pm

Oops. The quote was supposed to go to the Newt/Libya thing. Sorry.

Rusty Dobbs

March 23rd, 2011
2:53 pm

The guy was a giant in Georgia politics. Right up there with Murphy,Miller,and Kidd. Get well soon TTI.

Rusty Dobbs

March 23rd, 2011
2:55 pm

Btw, Irvin didn’t do anything “unsuccessfully” if it involved the Agriculture Dept.

Susan

March 23rd, 2011
2:59 pm

There are 80 year-olds who can drive better than some 35 year-olds.

joejoe

March 23rd, 2011
3:20 pm

I think the wreck was on Tuesday, not Thursday.

John

March 23rd, 2011
3:37 pm

State Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, retiring after more than 40 years in office, granted raises to more than 30 employees in October as the state continued through a prolonged period of budget cuts.

marlene faith

March 23rd, 2011
3:39 pm

Praying for you Mr. Irvin….

Rusty Dobbs

March 23rd, 2011
3:40 pm

Good point Longdog. Big fan of Talmadge and Maddox huh? How long you been in The Klan?

Rusty Dobbs

March 23rd, 2011
3:43 pm

Longdog, you know I’m kidding..

Rusty Dobbs

March 23rd, 2011
3:45 pm

Hey John, how long had those 30 employees been at the Dept? When was the last pay increase for those 30 employees? ?? ??

Rusty Dobbs

March 23rd, 2011
3:47 pm

Hey Longdog, how long you been in Macon?

Rusty Dobbs

March 23rd, 2011
3:54 pm

When were you born? The reason I ask is because I lived there until 1977. I was nine.

Seat belter

March 23rd, 2011
4:15 pm

Hmm, I wonder if he was wearing a seat belt??

Thrifty Mama

March 23rd, 2011
4:23 pm

Praying for a swift recovery. HUGS!

Abby Martin

March 23rd, 2011
4:51 pm

Londa, our thoughts and prayers are with your father for a full and speedy recovery.

henry county mom

March 23rd, 2011
5:12 pm

Was wondering if he was seatbelts in his pickup truck?