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George T. Smith oral history interview, 1992 Aug. 20.

Author: George T Smith; Tom Chaffin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The collection consists of an oral history interview with George T. Smith on August 20, 1992 in which he discusses Governor Maddox calling a special legislative session; mistakes in politics; Maddox retirement maneuvering; obtaining appellate court position; campaign for Supreme Court seat; Bill Shipp editorial; family background; education; entering the military; naval experiences; hostility to unions; philosophy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Sound recording
Named Person: Jack McWhorter Barber; Mike Bowers; Jimmy Carter; Joe Frank Harris; Pierre Howard; Lyndon B Johnson; Lester Maddox; Zell Miller; Carl Sanders; Irving Stolz; Zell Miller; Jimmy Carter; Joe Frank Harris; Lyndon B Johnson; Lester Maddox; Carl Sanders
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: George T Smith; Tom Chaffin
OCLC Number: 38477725
Notes: Interviewed by Tom Chaffin.
Related collections in this repository: George T. Smith oral history interview, August 19, 1992, Series B: Public figures 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: 2 audiotapes ; cassette. Transcript (80 p.)
Other Titles: Georgia Government Documentation Project.

Abstract:

The collection consists of an oral history interview with George T. Smith on August 20, 1992 in which he discusses Governor Maddox calling a special legislative session; mistakes in politics; Maddox retirement maneuvering; obtaining appellate court position; campaign for Supreme Court seat; Bill Shipp editorial; family background; education; entering the military; naval experiences; hostility to unions; philosophy while on court; experience as a poor white boy; 1962 desegregation of House gallery; Capitol City Club serving policy; values; honesty in government; protecting individual rights; relationship with other Supreme Court justices; Harold Hill; Uniform Court Rules; the "Green Door" (budget) committee; ghost writing of court opinions and bribery accusations; Irving Stolz; insurance double recovery; Judicial Qualifications Commission; Attorney General Mike Bowers; Mac Barber; Joe Frank Harris; events leading to Smith's retirement; Jimmy Carter sets judicial age limitations; Pierre Howard; Zell Miller; changing relationship between the press and politicians; southern politicians eye national politics; relationship with Jimmy Carter; Carl Sanders as governor; and Lyndon Johnson.

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