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Collection Title:  George H. King File of Richard B. Russell Correspondence 
Creator:  King, George H.
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Abstract:  The file includes correspondence between Dr. George H. King, former president of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Richard B. Russell from 1935 to 1938. Topics include the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College seeking funds from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (P.W.A.) and requests for Senator Russell’s endorsement for applicants to the Reconstruction Finance Commission and Resettlement Administration.
Collection Title:  Alvan S. Arnall Collection of Ellis G. Arnall Materials 
Creator:  Arnall, Alvan S., 1938-2012
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Abstract:  The materials in this collection have been gathered by Alvan S. Arnall, son of Governor Ellis G. Arnall. Ellis Gibbs Arnall was Attorney General of Georgia from 1939 to 1941 and was governor of Georgia from 1943 to 1947. The majority of this collection includes research materials used for Arnall’s biography, The Politics of Change in Georgia: A Political Biography of Ellis Arnall, written by Harold Paulk Henderson. Files include correspondence, clippings, programs, speeches, research materials, resolutions, and bills. Materials are a mix of original documents and photocopies. Other papers in this collection document portions of Arnall’s legal career and his campaigns.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 094 Ford Spinks 
Creator:  Spinks, Ford B., 1927-
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Abstract:  Ford B. Spinks was born in Tifton, Georgia on April 5, 1927. In 1962, he ran a successful campaign twice – due to reapportionment – for Georgia State Senate. He continued in the Georgia Senate, and served in many committees until leaving the senate in 1971. He supported Jimmy Carter through many campaigns, and was appointed public service commissioner in 1971, a post he held until 1989. Outside of politics, he was a farm equipment dealer and served as director of the Bank of Tifton and chairman of the Coastal Plain Area Tourism Council. Spinks discusses Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign, his own campaigns for public service commissioner, and the state of politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 074 George T. Smith 
Creator:  Smith, George T. (George Thornwell), 1916-2010.
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Abstract:  George T. Smith joined the U.S. Navy in 1940 and after two years was placed on the Naval Land Force Equipment Depot. He left the military in 1945 and returned home. In 1948, he graduated from the University of Georgia Law School and went into private practice in Cairo, Ga. In 1958, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. In 1963, he was appointed Speaker of the House. He successfully campaigned for lieutenant governor in 1966, but was defeated for reelection by Lester Maddox in 1970. Smith went into private practice in Marietta and made an unsuccessful run for governor in 1974. In 1976, he was elected to the Georgia Court of Appeals, and in 1980, he was elected Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. Smith discusses his time serving in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Georgia government, his race for lieutenant governor, and the Julian Bond case.