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Charles Gowen oral history interviews 1988 June 27

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Creator: Gowen, Charles, 1904-2003
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Charles Gowen oral history interviews 1988 June 27
Date: 1988 June 27
Description: Local identification number: Gowen, C_19880627_(1988-23)

Charles Gowen (1904-2003), from Glynn County, served in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1939, 1941, from 1943 to 1954, and from 1957 to 1960. He was a candidate for governor in 1954. He died in 2003.

Among topics discussed: Upbringing and family background; education; Gwen's decision to get into politics; the poll tax; Georgia Power Company investigation by the SEC; Fred Wilson; legislators at the Henry Grady Hotel; political decision-making at the Henry Grady; Cocking affair; Gowan's role in Arnall's administration; State Port Authority; county unit system; state constitution; three-governor controversy; differences between Roy Harris and Ellis Arnall; Adie Durden; Eugene Talmadge speeches; campaign financing in the 1940s; Gowan's 1954 race for governor; telethon preparation; Gowan's relationship with the press; liquor interests in campaigns.

Subjects: Poll tax--Law and legislation--Georgia | Election law | Elections--Corrupt practices | Campaign funds--Georgia | Georgia Power Company | Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002 | Harris, Roy Vincent, 1895-1985 | Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Gowen, Charles, Interviewed by Clifford Khun, 27 June 1988, P1988-23, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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