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Committee for Sandy Springs. (1)
Oral histories. (1)
Republican Party (Ga.)[X]
Republican Party (U.S. : 1954-) (1)
Sandy Springs (Ga.)[X]
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 121 Rusty Paul 
Creator:  Paul, Russell K. (Rusty)
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Abstract:  Rusty Paul grew up in the Birmingham, Alabama, area during the 1950s and 60s. He has worked in journalism as a newspaper and radio reporter, chaired the Republican Party in Georgia, and served as a state senator in the Georgia General Assembly. In this interview, Paul discusses his childhood and early interest in politics growing up in segregated Birmingham, as well as his varied career. He gives an overview of his work as Georgia Chair of the Republican Party, Georgia senator, and city councilman in Stone Mountain and Sandy Springs. Other topics include the decision to change the Georgia state flag and the rise of the Republican Party.