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Marvin Griffin Oral History Interview 1971 August 21

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Creator: Griffin, Marvin, 1907-1982
Herndon, Janet
Title: Marvin Griffin Oral History Interview 1971 August 21
Date: 1971 Aug. 21
Description: Local identification number: Griffin, M_19710821_(P1989-29)

Marvin Griffin (1907-1982) served as Georgia's Adjutant General from 1944-1948, as lieutenant governor from 1949-1955, and as governor of Georgia from 1955 to 1959.

Among topics discussed: How Griffin became E. D. Rivers's executive secretary; Rivers's personality; Rivers as a New Deal advocate; factionalism in Georgia politics; Griffin's 1954 gubernatorial campaign strategy; politics under the county unit system; the popular support for Eugene Talmadge; Ellis Arnall; the political break between Arnall and Rivers in 1946; reasons for Rivers's 1946 gubernatorial bid; the 1946 governor's race; Rivers's entry into politics; Rivers as a politician; Roy Harris; the 1936 governor's race; Lint Miller; Rivers as governor; modern politics; Francis Powers; Bay of Pigs; Jim Gillis; Thomas Camp; the 1936 George-Talmadge Senate race. Federal intervention in state affairs; Rivers's drinking; Huey Long speaking to the Georgia House of Representatives; James Hamilton Lewis; sales tax; prohibition; school buses; pardons; Carl Sanders; pardons; Griffin's retirement.

Subjects: Sales tax | Prohibition | School buses | Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002 | Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925- | Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992 | Griffin, Marvin, 1907-1982
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Online Publisher: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Griffin, Marvin, Interviewed by Jane Herndon, 21 August 1971, P1989-29, Series M. E.D. Rivers, 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