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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.