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George Busbee oral history interviews, 1987 March 24 and 31

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Creator: Busbee, George, 1927-2004
Cook, James F.
Title: George Busbee oral history interviews, 1987 March 24 and 31
Date: 1987 Mar. 24 | 1987 Mar. 31
Description: Local identification number: Busbee, G_19870324_P1987-03

George Busbee (1927-2004) served as state representative from Dougherty County from 1957-1975 and as governor of Georgia from 1975 through 1983.

Among topics discussed: Childhood and family background; education; values; early law career; early political career; influence of Walter F. George; rural roads controversy; Sibley Commission; law partners following governorship; Jimmy Carter's contested 1962 legislative election; political positioning in the General Assembly; county unit system; reapportionment; Arthur Bolton; George L. Smith; Maddox Hale; assessment of various governors; power of various political appointments; Carter's government reorganization; Robin Harris; influence of Dot Wood; strategy in 1974 governor's race; finances; main programs while governor; political appointments; government reorganization; prisons; style of administration; Jesse Bowles affair; Busbee's pension; racial policies; current interests and activities.

Subjects: Apportionment (Election law) | Governors--Election | Elections--Georgia | Busbee, George, 1927-2004 | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Georgia. Governor | Georgia. General Assembly. Committee on Schools | Georgia. General Assembly
Contributors: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Busbee, George D., Interviewed by James F. Cook, 24 and 31 March 1987, P1987-03, Series A. Georgia Governors, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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Collection Information: Georgia Government Documentation Project