Emory Pate Bass (1892?-May 4, 1971) | Valdosta State University Archives
Name: Emory Pate Bass (1892?-May 4, 1971)
Historical Note: Emory Pate Bass (1892? -May 4, 1971) was born in Worth County, Georgia; attended Ashburn High School. Graduate of Emory University. Served with U.S. Army in World War I and World War II. Attained rank of second lieutenant in World War I; served as major with Patton's Third Army in Europe during World War II. Member of the committee which organized Company G, Infantry National Guard in Valdosta, Georgia. Worked with railroad for thirty years, held position of General Traffic Manager for the Georgia and Florida Railroad. Realtor, headed his own firm. Chairman of the Board of Valdosta Savings and Loan Association. City councilman, served as mayor of Valdosta from 1956-1958. Candidate for mayor of Valdosta in the 1964 and 1966 elections. Candidate for Georgia State Senator from the Sixth Senatorial District in the 1962 election. He was president of the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. He was State Commander of the American Legion and organizing chairman of the Junior chamber of Commerce. Member of the Elks and the Masons, Member First Methodist Church. He was highly instrumental in establishing Moody Field in 1941 and in reactivating it in 1951.