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Luther Alverson oral history interviews, 1990 October 11

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Creator: Alverson, Luther, 1907-2002
Larcom, Anne
Title: Luther Alverson oral history interviews, 1990 October 11
Date: 1990 Oct. 22
Description: Local identification number: Alverson, L_19901011_(P1990-12)

Luther Alverson(1907-2002) served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1949-1953, as a Judge in the Criminal Court of Fulton County from 1952-1956, and as a Judge in the Superior Court, Atlanta circuit from 1957-1991.

Among topics discussed: Family background; education; early occupations; law school; Hooper and Miller; military service; entry into politics; consolidation of Buckhead and Atlanta; Everett Millican; "Four Horsemen; debates over total consolidation legislation; Elbert Tuttle; Richard Rich; William B. Hartsfield; DeKalb delegation members Pierre Howard and Richard Bell; recruiting vote for consolidation referendum; campaign versus Hamilton Douglas for Superior Court; 1948 campaign for legislature versus Frank Morrison. Three-governor controversy; interposition as political issue; role of black vote in Georgia; urban renewal; Alverson's Congressional ambitions; Charles Weltner; Milledgeville Hospital; Jack Nelson; role in creating Mental Health Commission; Jekyll Island Authority.

Subjects: Consolidation and merger of corporations--Law and legislation--Georgia | Urban Renewal--Georgia | Discrimination--Law and legislation | Child welfare--Georgia | Georgia. General Assembly. Committee on Schools | Clarke, Frank Eldridge, 1913- | Georgia State University
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Alverson, Luther A., Interviewed by Anne Larcom, 22 October 1990, P1990-12, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Series B. Public Figures, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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