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Thomas Murphy oral history interview 1988 March 28

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Creator: Murphy, Thomas Bailey, 1924-2007
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Thomas Murphy oral history interview 1988 March 28
Date: 1988 Mar. 28
Description: Local identification number: Murphy, T_19880328_(P1988-08)

Tom Murphy (1924-2007), from Haralson County, served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1961 to 2002, and served as Speaker of the House from 1973 until his defeat in 2002.

Among topics discussed: Father and brother's influence; early political career; white primary; World War II; criminal law; differences with Sanders administration; General Assembly gaining independence from the governor; floor leader for Lester Maddox; Democratic Caucus; George L. Smith; 1970 governor's race; disaffection with Governor Carter; Carter's reorganization of state government; the "Green Door" (budget) committee; run for Speaker Pro Tem; initiatives as Pro Tem; running for Speaker; methods of running legislature.

Subjects: Apportionment (Election law)--Georgia | Railroads--Georgia | Legislators--Georgia | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003 | Smith, George Leon, 1912-1973 | Murphy, Thomas Bailey, 1924-2007
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Murphy, Thomas, Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn, 28 March 1988, P1988-19, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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Collection Information: Georgia Government Documentation Project