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Downing Musgrove oral history interviews, 1988 Oct. 1-2.

Author: Downing Musgrove
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of oral history interviews with Downing Musgrove on October 1-2, 1988 in which he discusses helping E.D. River's 1932 election; resistance to New Deal programs; old age pension clubs; River's 1936 election; River's programs and financial problems; Lint Miller; River's character; Rivers as campaigner; River's differences with Atlanta newspapers; education; county unit system; experience as a
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Sound recording
Named Person: Ellis Gibbs Arnall; John A Boykin; Walter D Cocking; H W Evans; Walter F George; James L Gillis; John W Freer; Grace Towns Hamilton; Roy Vincent Harris
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Downing Musgrove
OCLC Number: 38477704
Notes: Interviewed by Jane Walker Herndon.
Related collections in this repository: Downing Musgrove oral history interview, Series M: E.D. Rivers oral history collection.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Description: 6 audiotapes ; cassette. Transcript (184 p.)

Abstract:

The collection consists of oral history interviews with Downing Musgrove on October 1-2, 1988 in which he discusses helping E.D. River's 1932 election; resistance to New Deal programs; old age pension clubs; River's 1936 election; River's programs and financial problems; Lint Miller; River's character; Rivers as campaigner; River's differences with Atlanta newspapers; education; county unit system; experience as a legislative page; Roy Harris; campaign managers; women in River's campaigns; 1946 governor's race; political positions held by Musgrove; the Highway Commission; Corridor Z; Presidential Parkway; importance of roads to politics; Jim Gillis; Red Townsend; and three-governor controversy.

Also firing of Lint Miller by Rivers; Lint Miller family; pardon scandals; Hiram Evan's Ku Klux Klan activities; Evans and the highway department; solicitor governor John A. Boykin; lottery; Pat Avery; John Spivey; E.D. and Lucille River's twenty-fifth wedding anniversary; 1946 governor's race; campaign fund raising; education; rural electric service; Senator Walter George; Fred Scott; Fred Wilson; 1936 governor's race; kudzu; pipeline fight; Georgia Power Company influence; influential House speakers; George Smith; school closing issue; Sibley Commission; Grace Hamilton; legislators that Musgrove remembers with fondness; liquor sales issue; differences between Rivers and Thompson and the Talmadges; the transportation board; Jim Gillis fight with Jimmy Carter; Tom Moreland; pardon scandal; Musgrove executor of River's estate; family's interest in politics; life after politics; politics in rural counties; Klan members; Ellis Arnall; the Depression; John Greer; Ellis Arnall differences with River's; Young Harris people; Roy Harris; race issue in 1946 campaign; Cocking affair; influential lobbies; bonding program; Milledgeville; Hospital Authority; prisons; education; Tom Perdue; Highway Dept.; Eugene Talmadge's campaign style; and President Roosevelt at Warm Springs.

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