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Bettye Lowe oral history interview 1987 August 19

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Creator: Lowe, Bettye
Fowlkes, Diane L., 1939-
Title: Bettye Lowe oral history interview 1987 August 19
Date: 1987 Aug. 19
Description: Local identification number: Lowe, B_19870819_(P1988-07)

Bettye Lowe represented Fulton County in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1978-1983.

Among topics discussed: Women and goal-setting; family background; education; Lowe family business; the two-politician family; lobbying; state funds to combat child abuse; how became involved in politics; lobbying; Lowe's relationship with Governor Busbee; Carl Sanders; efforts to obtain the 1988 Republican National Convention for Atlanta; how became a Republican; reapportionment; special elections; decision to run for office; first election; campaign organization; Jimmy Carter; Joe Frank Harris; John Greer wins election against Lowe; comparative effectiveness as lobbyist and legislator; ERA; emotional outbursts by legislators; ladies' bathroom and Tom Murphy; accomplishments; funding for Grady Hospital; animosity between Lowe and Joe Mack Wilson; Grace Hamilton; women's issues; Eleanor Richardson; committee appointments; bank vault issue; disappointments; trauma of election loss; business interests following departure from legislature; Elderly Authority Board; future plans; impact as a woman in the legislature; needed changes for women in the legislature.

Subjects: Child abuse | Equal rights amendments | Lobbying--Law and legislation--Georgia | Busbee, George, 1927-2004 | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925-
Contributors: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
Online Publisher: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Lowe, Bettye, Interviewed by Diane Fowlkes, 19 August 1987, P1988-07, Series C. Women in the Legislature, 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