Hugh M. Gillis oral history interview, 1988 Mar. 25.

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Gillis, Hugh M., 1918-. Hugh M. Gillis oral history interview, 1988 Mar. 25.

Hugh M. Gillis oral history interview, 1988 Mar. 25.

The collection consists of an oral history interview with Hugh Gillis on March 25, 1988 in which he discusses the Gillis family in politics; formation of Treutlen County; political memories of Gillis' father (Jim Gillis); Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jim Gillis; first campaign; Cocking affair; switch of family political allegiance from Ellis Arnall to the Talmadges; old style political rallies; the county unit system and campaign strategy; three-governor controversy; power of the highway department; allocating road money; road crew system; Gene Talmadge's stump style; stories told by politicians in the Henry Grady Hotel; decision making at the Henry Grady; participants at the Henry Grady; anti-Herman Talmadge faction; state budget cutting under Vandiver; reaction to Maddox as governor; reorganization battles with Governor Jimmy Carter; campaign against Cecil Passmore; Carter's involvement in Passmore-Gillis campaign; Maddox support of Gillis for Speaker Pro Tem; Carter's attempt to reorganize the forestry department; the "Green Door" (budget) committee; rural political influence; the Fulton County delegation; changes in state government; changes in campaigning; and Gillis' accomplishments.

2 audiotapes ; cassette.Transcript (72 p.)

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