A.C. (Bob) Guhl was first elected to the state Senate from the 45th District in a special
election held in Spring, 1993 to fill an unexpired term.
A Republican, Guhl is secretary of the Corrections, Correctional Institutions and Property
committee. He is a member of the Agriculture, Finance and Public Utilities and Public
In addition, he has served on the Senate Study Committee on Violence in the Media.
Guhl is no stranger to government and elective politics, with public service record dating
back four decades. He served on the DeKalb County Commission from 1969-72 and was
DeKalb's Commission Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 1973-1976. He
served as Chairman of the Brookfield, Illinois Planning Commission from 1955-57.
Guhl was born June 7, 1928 in Chicago. He attended college for two years and served in
the U.S. Army Reserve and retired with the rank of Major.
Active in community affairs, Guhl is a member of the American Association of Retired
Persons (AARP), the Georgia Cattlemen's Association, the Historical Preservation Society of Social Circle, and presently serves on the Executive board of Project ReNeWal, a shelter for battered women.
A retired businessman, Guhl is married and is the father of five grown children. He and his
wife, Shirley, live on a farm near Social Circle where they raise Charolais cattle. The Guhls
The 45th District, which Guhl represents, includes Walton County and portions of Barrow,
Newton and Rockdale Counties.