World War II veteran and legislator John P. Yates passes away

December 14, 2017

Representative John P. Yates passed away Monday, December 11, 2017, at the age of 96. He was the last World War II veteran to serve in the Georgia General Assembly. He participated as a candlelighter in the state's official Holocaust Days of Remembrance in 1995, 2010, and 2015. He is one of seven veterans from Georgia featured in our exhibit "Georgia's Response to the Holocaust: Witnesses to Liberation".