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Thomas Murphy oral history interview 1988 May 5

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Creator: Murphy, Thomas Bailey, 1924-2007
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Thomas Murphy oral history interview 1988 May 5
Date: 1988 May 5
Description: Local identification number: Murphy, T_19880505_(P1988-08)

Tom Murphy (1924-2007), from Haralson County, served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1961 to 2002, and served as Speaker of the House from 1973 until his defeat in 2002.

Among topics discussed: Two-railroad controversy in 7th district; brother and father's role with Central Georgia railroad; impact of Ellis Arnall write-in campaign on 1966 governor's race; 1970's reapportionment of Georgia legislature; George L. Smith; impact of reapportionment on rural Georgia; speaker Pro-Tem election; majority leader election vs. Busbee; Murphy role in MARTA bill; World Congress Center; "two-Georgia" philosophy; role in mixed drink legislation; initiatives as Speaker; impact of television on legislature; 1972 bout with hepatitis; Murphy-Burruss election; the "three C's" amendment-Castleberry, Collins, and Connell; 1976 differences between House and Senate over DOT and tax measures; the "Green Door" (budget) committee; budget debates; problems with other state legislatures; ideas for improving operation of State governments.

Subjects: Apportionment (Election law) | Busbee, George, 1927-2004 | Smith, George Leon, 1912-1973 | Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta, Ga.) | Central of Georgia Railway
Contributors: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Murphy, Thomas, Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn, 5 May 1988, P1988-19, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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Collection Information: Georgia Government Documentation Project