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John W. Greer oral history interview, 1987 May 6.

Author: John W Greer; Cliff Kuhn
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The collection consists of an oral history interview with John W. Greer on May 6, 1987 in which he discusses his personal background; early political interest; education; memories of Franklin D. Roosevelt; Eugene Talmadge as an opponent of Roosevelt; Talmadge campaign tactics; Governor E.D. Rivers; the New Deal; the General Assembly during the Rivers administration; first political campaign; problems with road  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Sound recording
Named Person: Jim L Gillis; Roy Vincent Harris; James A Mackay; Eurith Dickinson Rivers; Franklin D Roosevelt; Eugene Talmadge; Jim L Gillis; Roy Vincent Harris; James A Mackay; Eurith Dickinson Rivers; Franklin D Roosevelt; Eugene Talmadge
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John W Greer; Cliff Kuhn
OCLC Number: 38477646
Notes: Interviewed by Cliff Kuhn.
Forms part of: Georgia Government Documentation Project, Public figures oral history collection.
Related collections in this repository: John W. Greer oral history interviews, May 27 and June 4, 1987, 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: 1 audiotape ; cassette. Transcript (61 p.)
Other Titles: Georgia Government Documentation Project.

Abstract:

The collection consists of an oral history interview with John W. Greer on May 6, 1987 in which he discusses his personal background; early political interest; education; memories of Franklin D. Roosevelt; Eugene Talmadge as an opponent of Roosevelt; Talmadge campaign tactics; Governor E.D. Rivers; the New Deal; the General Assembly during the Rivers administration; first political campaign; problems with road paving; Jim Gillis; politics in the highway department; committee assignments; the Secret Ballot bill; the Ku Klux Klan in politics; the Democratic Party in the South; the anti-mask bill; Roy Harris; James Mackay; involvement in MARTA; and "the gentleman from Lanier."

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