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Charles L. Gowen oral history interview, 1988 June 27.

Author: Charles L Gowen; Cliff Kuhn
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of an oral history interview with Charles L. Gowen on June 27, 1988 in which he discusses his upbringing and family background; education; Gowen's decision to get into politics; the poll tax; Georgia Power Company investigation by the SEC; Fred Wilson; legislators at the Henry Grady Hotel; political decision-making at the Henry Grady; Cocking affair; Gowen's role in Arnall's administration;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Sound recording
Named Person: Ellis Gibbs Arnall; Walter D Cocking; Adie N Durden; Roy Vincent Harris; Eugene Talmadge; Ellis Gibbs Arnall; Roy Vincent Harris; Eugene Talmadge
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles L Gowen; Cliff Kuhn
OCLC Number: 38477643
Notes: Interviewed by Cliff Kuhn.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Description: 2 audiotapes ; cassette. Transcript (49 p.)
Other Titles: Georgia Government Documentation Project.

Abstract:

The collection consists of an oral history interview with Charles L. Gowen on June 27, 1988 in which he discusses his upbringing and family background; education; Gowen's decision to get into politics; the poll tax; Georgia Power Company investigation by the SEC; Fred Wilson; legislators at the Henry Grady Hotel; political decision-making at the Henry Grady; Cocking affair; Gowen's role in Arnall's administration; State Port Authority; county unit system; state constitution; three-governor controversy; differences between Roy Harris and Ellis Arnall; Adie Durden; Eugene Talmadge speeches; campaign financing in the 1940's; Gowen's 1954 race for governor; telethon preparation; Gowen's relationship with the press; and liquor interests in campaigns.

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