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Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 051 Betty Vandiver 
Creator:  Vandiver, Betty Russell, 1925-
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Abstract:  Betty Vandiver helped her husband Ernest Vandiver run a successful campaign for lieutenant governor in 1954 and in 1958, when Ernest Vandiver was elected governor of Georgia. As first lady, Betty Vandiver was instrumental in setting up Milledgeville's Central State Hospital, Georgia's first mental institution. She elaborates on her childhood as part of the Russell family, discusses various political campaigns, and recalls the many political personalities she and her husband encountered.