Downing Musgrove oral history interview, 1971 Aug 11.


Musgrove, Downing, 1911-. Downing Musgrove oral history interview, 1971 Aug 11.

Downing Musgrove oral history interview, 1971 Aug 11.

The collection consists of an oral history interview with Downing Musgrove on August 11, 1971 in which he discusses E.D. Rivers; tax structures; Rivers as a lawyer; Musgrove's relationship with Rivers; the "4 R's" campaign; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Walter George; the 1938 governor's race; Jim Gillis; the Atlanta press' treatment of Rivers; Gologly (pardons); Governor Cox; the prison system in Georgia; pardons; the Depression's effect on the prison system; the Depression in Atlanta; the origins of the Rivers faction; Eugene Talmadge; the Rivers faction; Rivers as a speaker; Rivers' abilities as a courtroom lawyer; River' honesty; the 1934 governor's race; Rivers' relationship with Assembly; reasons for Rivers entry into the 1946 governors race; three-governor controversy; Rivers' counties; and campaigning under the county unit system.

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