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Thomas Allgood oral history interview, 1989 January 25

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Creator: Allgood, Thomas
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Thomas Allgood oral history interview, 1989 January 25
Date: 1989 Jan. 25
Description: Local identification number: Allgood, T_19890125_(P1989-26)

Thomas Allgood, from Richmond County, served in the Georgia Senate from 1977 to 1991, and was majority leader from 1980 to 1991.

Among topics discussed: Personal background; early interest in law enforcement; Cracker Party in Augusta; Roy Harris as "king maker"; personal impact of attendance at a 1950 Talmadge rally; representation of blacks in civil cases; Allen Childs; Culver Kidd case; first campaign (1976); differences between courtroom and campaigning; opinions on Bush campaign; racism in politics; Ed McIntyre; A. K. Hassan; early Senate experiences; amending bills and writing legislation; race with Frank Eldridge for Senate Majority Leader; involvement of Tom Purdue, Zell Miller and Jimmy Lester in that race.

Subjects: Discrimination--Law and legislation | Contested elections--Georgia | Race relations | Georgia. General Assembly. Committee on Schools | Clarke, Frank Eldridge, 1913- | United States. Congress. Senate
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Allgood, Thomas F., Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn, 25 January 1989, P1989-26, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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