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Hugh M. Gillis oral history interview, 1988 Mar. 25.

Author: Hugh M Gillis; Cliff Kuhn
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of an oral history interview with Hugh Gillis on March 25, 1988 in which he discusses the Gillis family in politics; formation of Treutlen County; political memories of Gillis' father (Jim Gillis); Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jim Gillis; first campaign; Cocking affair; switch of family political allegiance from Ellis Arnall to the Talmadges; old style political rallies; the county unit system  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Sound recording
Named Person: Ellis Gibbs Arnall; Jimmy Carter; Walter D Cocking; Lester Maddox; Cecil Passmore; Eugene Talmadge; Herman E Talmadge; S Ernest Vandiver; Herman E Talmadge; Ellis Gibbs Arnall; Jimmy Carter; Lester Maddox; Eugene Talmadge; S Ernest Vandiver
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh M Gillis; Cliff Kuhn
OCLC Number: 38477639
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 (72 p.)
Other Titles: Georgia Government Documentation Project.

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The collection consists of an oral history interview with Hugh Gillis on March 25, 1988 in which he discusses the Gillis family in politics; formation of Treutlen County; political memories of Gillis' father (Jim Gillis); Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jim Gillis; first campaign; Cocking affair; switch of family political allegiance from Ellis Arnall to the Talmadges; old style political rallies; the county unit system and campaign strategy; three-governor controversy; power of the highway department; allocating road money; road crew system; Gene Talmadge's stump style; stories told by politicians in the Henry Grady Hotel; decision making at the Henry Grady; participants at the Henry Grady; anti-Herman Talmadge faction; state budget cutting under Vandiver; reaction to Maddox as governor; reorganization battles with Governor Jimmy Carter; campaign against Cecil Passmore; Carter's involvement in Passmore-Gillis campaign; Maddox support of Gillis for Speaker Pro Tem; Carter's attempt to reorganize the forestry department; the "Green Door" (budget) committee; rural political influence; the Fulton County delegation; changes in state government; changes in campaigning; and Gillis' accomplishments.

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