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Julius McCurdy oral history interview 1988 November 21

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Creator: McCurdy, Julius Augustus, 1903-
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Julius McCurdy oral history interview 1988 November 21
Date: 1988 Nov. 22
Description: Local identification number: McCurdy, J_19881121_(P1988-19)

Julius McCurdy was a DeKalb County attorney from 1936 to 1953, and served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1944 to 1946.

Among topics discussed: Personal background; schooling; appointed county attorney; Decatur water system development; water contract between Druid Hills and the city of Atlanta; WPA; building DeKalb General Hospital; Hughes Spalding; Country O'Neal; Scott Candler; Jim Cherry as superintendent of schools; higher educational institutions located in DeKalb Country; Arthur Raper; state acquisition of Jekyll Island and Stone Mountain; Venable brothers; Stone Mountain Inn; Lester Maddox; early 1950s tax equalization program; changes in DeKalb County; the race issue in DeKalb County; Ku Klux Klan march in 1930s; DeKalb Civic League; one-man commissioner; Wheat Williams; McCurdy as president of Savings and Loan Association; Hugh McWhorter; duplication of services between DeKalb and Atlanta; McCurdy as head of Georgia Judicial Studies Commission; Robin Harris; relationship between DeKalb County and other governments; MARTA; bond issues; black voters in DeKalb County; effect of county unit system on DeKalb; DeKalb County growth.

Subjects: Water resources development--Systems engineering--Georgia | Race relations | Election law | Elections--Corrupt practices | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority | Georgia. General Assembly. Committee on Schools | Georgia. General Assembly | Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003 | McCurdy, Julius Augustus, 1903-
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | McCurdy, Julius, Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn, 21 November 1988, P1988-19, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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