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Denmark Groover oral history interview 1989 September 12

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Creator: Groover, Denmark, 1922-2001
Cook, James F.
Title: Denmark Groover oral history interview 1989 September 12
Date: 1989 Sept. 12
Description: Local identification number: Groover, D_19890912_(1989-12)

Denmark Groover (1922-2001) served Bibb, Twiggs, Jones, Jasper, and Monroe counties in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1953 to 1956, 1963 to 1964, 1971 to 1974 and from 1983 to 1995. He died in 2001 after assisting Roy Barnes efforts to change the Georgia State Flag.

Among topics discussed: Personal background; reasons for entering politics; term as floor leader for Governor Griffin; Marvin Griffin as governor; comparison between Griffin and Eugene Talmadge as governor; the Atlanta press and Griffin's administration; the county unit system; benefits of the county unit system; personal political philosophy; segregation; career as House member; disagreement with Governor Sanders over constitution of 1964; the rural bloc; MARTA; Georgia's tax situation in the early twentieth century; reapportionment under Governor Sanders; the "clock incident"; personal ranking of speakers he served under; decision making; the Georgia insurance system; committee service; Rural Roads Authority; comparison of House of Representatives then and now; relationship with National Democratic Party; working relationship with Governor Carter.

Subjects: Segregation in education--Law and legislation--Georgia | Apportionment (Election law)--Georgia | Election law | Elections--Corrupt practices | Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority | Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002 | Griffin, Marvin, 1907-1982 | United States. Congress. House
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Groover, Denmark, Interviewed by James F. Cook, 12 September 1989, P1989-12, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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