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Sanders, Carl, oral history interview 1986 August 5 and 12

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Creator: Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925-
Cook, James F.
Title: Sanders, Carl, oral history interview 1986 August 5 and 12
Date: 1986 Aug. 5 | 1986 Aug. 12
Description: Local identification number: Sanders, C_19860805_(P1986-06)

Carl Sanders (b. 1925) served in the Georgia House of Representatives from Richmond County from 1955-1963, and as governor of Georgia from 1963 to 1967.

Among topics discussed: Youth in Augusta; Camp Dixie for Boys; military career; University of Georgia football; law school; law practice; Cracker Party; Independent Party; election to Georgia House of Representatives; law firm of Sanders, Thurmond and Hester; Talmadge and Griffin factionalism; school desegregation; nullification; 1962 governor's race; administrative emphasis on education; Bowdoin Commission; failure to adopt new state constitution; reapportionment; personal views on segregation; black appointees; Hosea Williams; Julian Bond; Lyndon Johnson's presidential campaign in Georgia; shift in power from governor to general assembly; Peter Zack Geer; relationship with media; 1970 governor's race; assessment of governorship; tension between Atlanta and rural Georgia.

Subjects: Education--Political aspects--Georgia | Apportionment (Election law)--Georgia | Segregation--Georgia | Geer, Peter Zack | Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives | Williams, Hosea, 1926- | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Georgia. General Assembly. Committee on Schools | Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925-
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Sanders, Carl, Interviewed by James F. Cook, 5 & 12 August 1986, P1986-06, Series A. Georgia Governors, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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