Former Georgia State Senator Oliver C. Bateman has died.
According to an e-mail from the Museum of Aviation, where Bateman has represented the Flying Tigers - 14th Air Force Association, Inc., he passed away Thursday night.
Bateman served as Senate Minority Leader, Georgia, State Senate from 1965 until 1973. He was a longtime Republican and held many party offices, including delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1968 and 1980.
Funeral arrangements are not complete.