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Betty Jean Clark Oral History Interview 1987 July 27

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Creator: Clark, Betty Jean, 1944-2011
Fowlkes, Diane L., 1939-
Title: Betty Jean Clark Oral History Interview 1987 July 27
Date: 1987 July 27
Description: Local identification number: Clark, BJ_19870727_(P1988-05)

Betty Jean Clark (1944-2011), of DeKalb County, served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1973 to 1991.

Among topics discussed: Family background; education and non-political career; how Clark became involved in politics; voter registration; campaign organization and finances; campaign issues; endorsements; impression of legislature; Grace Hamilton; George L. Smith; Tom Murphy; changes in the legislature due to presence of women; Cathey Steinberg; legislative work and levity; how learned to work in legislature; J. C. Dougherty; Rules Committee; fight for black issues; middle class issues; crime and drugs in Clark's district; welfare; district work and interacting with various governments; legislative calendar; family background; campaigning and campaign opposition; how works to get bills passed; Tom Murphy; the press; legislative process; abortion issue; issues of the aged; legislative accomplishments and disappointments; being a woman in the legislature; Clark's impact; attentiveness to bill reading; how to be successful in the legislature; women's issues.

Subjects: Women--Social conditions | Race relations | Middle class women--Social conditions | Drug abuse and crime--Georgia | Murphy, Thomas Bailey, 1924-2007 | Hamilton, Grace Towns, 1907-1992 | Smith, George Leon, 1912-1973 | Clark, Betty Jean, 1944-2011
Contributors: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
Online Publisher: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Clark, Betty Jean, Interviewed by Diane Fowlkes, 27 July 1987, P1988-05, Series C. Women in the Legislature, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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Related Institutions: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
Collection Information: Georgia Government Documentation Project