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Denmark Groover oral history interview, 1989 Sept. 12.

Author: Denmark Groover; James F Cook
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of an oral history interview with Denmark Groover on September 12, 1989 in which he discusses his personal background; reasons for entering politics; term as floor leader for Governor Griffin; Marvin Griffin as governor; comparison between Griffin and Eugene Talmadge as governor; the Atlanta press and Griffin's administration; the county unit system; benefits of the county unit system;  Read more...
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Named Person: Jimmy Carter; Marvin Griffin; Carl Sanders; Eugene Talmadge; Jimmy Carter; Marvin Griffin; Carl Sanders; Eugene Talmadge
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Denmark Groover; James F Cook
OCLC Number: 38477655
Notes: Interviewed by James F. Cook.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Description: 1 audiotape ; cassette. Transcript (34 p.)
Other Titles: Georgia Government Documentation Project.

Abstract:

The collection consists of an oral history interview with Denmark Groover on September 12, 1989 in which he discusses his personal background; reasons for entering politics; term as floor leader for Governor Griffin; Marvin Griffin as governor; comparison between Griffin and Eugene Talmadge as governor; the Atlanta press and Griffin's administration; the county unit system; benefits of the county unit system; personal political philosophy; segregation; career as House member; disagreement with Governor Sanders over constitution of 1964; the rural bloc; MARTA; Georgia's tax situation in the early twentieth century; reapportionment under Governor Sanders; the "clock incident"; personal ranking of speakers he served under; decision making; the Georgia insurance system; committee service; Rural Roads Authority; comparison of House of Representatives then and now; relationship with National Democratic Party; and working relationship with Governor Carter.

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