SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF
WILLIAM (BILL) CLIFFORD IVEY
W. C. (Bill)
Ivey was born on November 27, 1894 in what is called the
Rock" house in Porterdale. His maternal grandmother and
grandfather came from Scotland in 1815 to settle in the
Carolinas, but after hearing about the money being made with the
textile mills, moved to Porterdale.
began working in the mill at the age of 10. He attended Atlanta
Business College as a teenager and traveled back and forth to
Atlanta each day by train. He received his diploma in June 1916
and returned to work in the mill for Mr. Alf Woodruff.
are some of the highlights of his life:
Married Dora Lummus (Porterdale girl) December 24, 1916.
daughter, Annie Lucille Ivey.
Attended Sunday School at the Julia A. Porter Methodist Church
for 50 straight years.
Served 3 terms as Newton County's Representative to the State
Passed the first bill for the teacher's raise during
his first term.
Became close friends with Herman Talmadge.
Served as Mayor of Porterdale (1933 - 1967)
Manager of Porterdale's Baseball Team (1933 + )
First person in Porterdale to own a television (1949).
Was in charge of the "new" gym in 1938.