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Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 107 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. Vandiver discusses a recent Russell family reunion, her friends and associates while her husband was in office, and her daughter Jane Kidd.
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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 041 Hugh Gillis 
Creator:  Gillis, Hugh, 1918-
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Abstract:  Hugh Gillis was elected twice to the Georgia Senate, the first time in 1957, and the second in 1962. He would hold that seat for the next forty-two years, making him the longest-serving member of the Georgia General Assembly. In the senate, he was elected president pro tempore, and served on the Appropriations Committee. Hugh discusses the three governors controversy and his long career in Georgia politics, including his experiences with corruption in the highway department and the integration of the University of Georgia.