Marvin Griffin oral history interview, 1976 June.

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Griffin, Marvin, 1907-1982,. Marvin Griffin oral history interview, 1976 June.

Marvin Griffin oral history interview, 1976 June.

The collection consists of an oral history interview with Marvin Griffin in June 1976 in which he discusses his charisma; political controversy; Griffin as executive secretary under E.D. Rivers; Eugene Talmadge; 1954 governor's race; M.E. Thompson; Fred Hand; Tom Linder; Charles Gowan; Brown v. Board of Education; Herman Talmadge's influence on 1954 governor's race; stump campaigning; Griffin's contributions as governor; Rural Roads Authority; Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Rural Electrification Act; importance of paved roads; Stone Mountain; improvements in teacher's benefits; University of Georgia and Georgia Tech; museums; Brunswick's deep water port; renovation of the state capital; Ben Fortson; campaign speaking style; barbecue; political idols; Clifford Walker; Hoke Smith; Tom Watson; Eugene Talmadge; the Atlanta press; history of accomplishments; mistakes in appointments; relationship with Ernest Vandiver; Ellis Arnall; M.E. Thompson; three-governor controversy; Arnall-Talmadge rivalry; Herman Talmadge; sales tax; Carl Sanders; Lester Maddox; Jimmy Carter; and the people and Marvin Griffin.

1 audiotape ; cassette.Transcript (34 p.)

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