Denmark Groover oral history interview, 1989 Sept. 12.

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Groover, Denmark, 1922-. Denmark Groover oral history interview, 1989 Sept. 12.

Denmark Groover oral history interview, 1989 Sept. 12.

The collection consists of an oral history interview with Denmark Groover on September 12, 1989 in which he discusses his 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; and working relationship with Governor Carter.

1 audiotape ; cassette.Transcript (34 p.)

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