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Bobby Rowan oral history interview 1992 December 6

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Creator: Rowan, Robert A., 1935-
Nordan, David
Title: Bobby Rowan oral history interview 1992 December 6
Date: 1992 Dec. 6
Description: Local identification number: Rowan, B_19921006_(P1992-17)

Bobby Rowan served in the Georgia Senate from 1963 to 1974 and has served as Public Service Commissioner from 1989 to the present.

Among topics discussed; Early involvement in electoral politics; county unit system; family background; 1962 state senate race; campaign strategy; Carl Sanders as governor; Zell Miller as governor; Lester Maddox election; Maddox as governor; prison reform; relationship with Jimmy Carter; 1966 and 1970 Carter governor's races; Carter image in 1970 campaign; Carter's strength as governor; gubernatorial power; George L. Smith as Speaker of House; relationship between governors and Speaker; working in the senate; legislators at Atlanta hotels; rule changes in the Senate; Maddox; Rowan and the "letter war"; Maddox retaliation; Rowan resigns as floor leader; 1974 governor's race; campaign finances; black vote in 1974 race; support for various candidates; The Art of Legislative Strategy; Roscoe Dean speech; Public Service Commission (PSC); problems with the PSC; changes over thirty years in Georgia politics; buying votes.

Subjects: Political campaigns | Prison reformers--Georgia | Public service commissions--Georgia | Miller, Zell, 1932- | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003 | Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925- | United States. Congress. Senate | Rowan, Robert A., 1935-
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Rowan, Bobby, Interviewed by David Nordan, 6 October 1992, P1992-17, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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