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Governor and First Lady Announce Seventh Grandchild

Monday, July 16, 2007  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


ATLANTA – Today Governor Sonny Perdue and First Lady Mary Perdue proudly announce the adoption of their seventh grandchild by daughter Leigh Brown and her husband Jim, of Clarkesville.

Leigh and Jim’s son, James “J” Philip Brown, Jr. was adopted from Guatemala on July 6th. He arrived in the United States with his new parents and proud new sisters, Sunni and Mary Kate, on Tuesday July 10, and became a citizen upon arrival. The Perdues celebrated J’s first birthday on Saturday July 14th.

“Mary and I are excited to have another beautiful grandchild,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “We are blessed to have such a wonderful family and we are eager to share our love with its newest member.”

Governor Perdue and the First Lady now have four grandsons and three granddaughters.