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Paul Coverdell oral history interview 1989 March 4

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Creator: Coverdell, Paul Douglas, 1939-2000
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Paul Coverdell oral history interview 1989 March 4
Date: 1989 Mar. 4
Description: Local identification number: Coverdell, P_19890304_(P1989-07)

Paul Coverdell (1939-2000) served in the Georgia Senate from 1971 to 1989, and was minority leader from 1975 until 1989. He was the United States Peace Corps director from 1989-1991, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992. Coverdell died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage in 2000.

Among topics discussed: Youthful interest in politics; influence of the Kennedys; Ellis Arnall campaign in 1966; support of Bo Callaway; "Write In, Georgia"; legislative reform movement (1974); decision to run for state senate; Tena Bledsoe; Jack Hardy; redistricting issue in 1970 campaign; campaign strategy; campaign workers; registration drive; C.A. Scott; organizational abilities; Rodney Cook; Mills Lane; Sam Massell; Horace Tate; Ivan Allen; 1969 Atlanta mayoral race; town hall meetings; Mack Mattingly; Republican Party factions; Republican interaction with Jimmy Carter; Hal Suit; reapportionment; Culver Kidd.

Subjects: Apportionment (Election law) | Campaign management--Georgia | Political campaigns--Law and legislation--Georgia | Write-In Georgia (Organization) | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992 | Republican Party (Ga.) | United States. Congress. Senate
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Coverdell, Paul, Interviewed by Clifford Khun, 4 March 1989, P1989-07, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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