Marvin Dawson Mathis was born on November 30, 1940, in Nashville, Georgia and died on April 17, 2017.
He was ar U.S. Representative from Georgia.
He attended the Nashville public schools.
He attended South Georgia College in Douglas, Georgia.
Dawson Mathis was news director of WALB-TV in Albany, Georgia, from 1964 to 1970.
He was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1981).
Mathis was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1980.
During 1982 he tried to reclaim his old seat in the house but lost to successor Charles Hatcher in the Democratic primary.
Mathis became a private advocate. He was a resident of Nashville, Georgia.
He died in Tifton, Georgia.
Dawson Mathis passed away at 76 years old.