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Lee Kinnamon

Retired after teaching history for 30 years with Sumter County Schools, Lee Kinnamon has served on numerous boards and authorities at the state and local level, including chairing the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board and serving as a regional vice president on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Historical Society. 


In addition, he chairs the state authority overseeing the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad, a position he has held for twenty years. Lee is in his second year serving as president of the Sumter Historic Trust, and he was elected in November of 2021 to a four-year term as mayor of the City of Americus. 


A sixth-generation resident of Americus and Sumter County, Lee has been married for 31 years to his wife Karen, also a retired Sumter County educator. They reside in Lee’s family home on West Church Street. Active members of Calvary Episcopal Church, the Kinnamons have two grown children, Charles, a law enforcement officer and U.S. Marine Reservist, and Thomas, a junior who is double majoring in history and political science at Mercer University.


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