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Tom Camp oral history interviews 1993 December 6

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Creator: Camp, Tom
Kuhn, Cliff
Flocks, Sally
Title: Tom Camp oral history interviews 1993 December 6
Date: 1993 Dec. 6
Description: Local identification number: Camp, T_19931206_(P1977-21)

Tom Camp was an Atlanta Civil Court Judge from 1957-1981, and was a candidate for Congress in the 5th District in 1946.

Among topics discussed: Childhood and family background; "boll weevil depression"; education; early career in education; 1926 congressional election; congressional aide to Leslie J. Steele 1927-1929; George Washington Law School; marriage to Gladys Humphreys; aid to Congressman Robert Ramspeck 1929-1944; merger of Campbell County with Fulton County 1932; abolition of county unit system; Social Security legislation; Ramspeck and Air Transport Association; Camp's work with Railroad Association of Georgia; 1946 congressional election, role of Ashby Street bloc; Camp's residence in Atlanta; appointment to Fulton County Commission, 1947-1957; judge in Atlanta Municipal Court 1957-1965, Chief Justice 1966-1980; merger of criminal and civil courts into Fulton State court 1977; city improvement plan; actions of Fulton County Commission during Camp's tenure; expressway bond; parks; Grady Hospital; Camp and Boyd law firm; Witham bank case; Atlanta Law School; Lily Camp; Mayor Hartsfield; Buford Dam; jails; juvenile court; Atlanta law firms; Calvin Coolidge.

Subjects: Social security--Law and legislation | Juvenile courts--Georgia | Juvenile courts--Law and legislation | Judges--Georgia | Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.) | Atlanta Law School | George Washington University. Law School | Fulton County (Ga.). Board of Commissioners
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Camp, Thomas, Interviewed by Clifford Khun & Sally Flocks, 6 December 1993, P1977- 21, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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