Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 002 T. Rogers Wade on Herman TalmadgeReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 002 T. Rogers Wade on Herman Talmadge

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 002 T. Rogers Wade on Herman Talmadge

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 002 T. Rogers Wade on Herman Talmadge
Creator: Wade, T. Rogers.
Dates: 2006 September 07
Extent: 1.0 interview
Collection Number: RBRL/220/ROGP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: T. Rogers Wade served as chief of staff to Senator Herman Talmadge from 1973 to 1980. He returned to Georgia to practice law and was active on many boards and foundations. In this interview, T. Rogers Wade discusses the career of Herman Talmadge.

Collection Description

Biographical note

T. Rogers Wade served as chief of staff to Senator Herman Talmadge from 1973 to 1980 in Washington, D.C. He then returned to Georgia, and became vice president of Watkins Associated Industries. In 1985, he helped open the public affairs law firm of Edington, Wade and Associates, from which he retired as senior partner. He was a founding member of Leadership Georgia. Wade was active on many boards and foundations, including the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Richard B. Russell Foundation, and the Fanning Leadership Institute at the University of Georgia. He was chairman of the board in the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, a free-market think-tank.

Scope and Content

T. Rogers Wade discusses Herman Talmadge’s early life, the 1946-47 “ three governors controversy,” segregation, his career in the U.S. Senate, the 1980 senate race, and personal struggles.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Custodial History note

Reflections on Georgia Politics began in the fall of 2006 at Young Harris College, as a lecture and discussion program hosted by Georgia political veteran Bob Short. In late 2007, the Richard B. Russell Library began producing the program as an oral history video series to further illuminate and personalize the tectonic shifts that occurred in Georgia politics in the late twentieth century.

Preferred citation

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 002, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

Resources may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2013.


Related Materials

Access Points

Georgia. Office of the Governor.
Governors--Georgia--Election--1946.
Oral histories.
Segregation--Georgia.
Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
United States--Congress--Senate.

Related Collections in this Repository

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

ROGP 002 T. Rogers Wade video, 2006 September 07 (Extent: 90.0 minutes ) Access Online