Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 152 Frank AlbertReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 152 Frank Albert

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 152 Frank Albert

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 152 Frank Albert
Creator: Albert, Frank
Dates: 2013 October 21
Extent: 1.0 interview
Collection Number: RBRL/220/ROGP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: After graduating from the University of South Carolina, serving six months in the army, and opening a John Deere dealership in Augusta, Georgia, Frank Albert was elected to the Georgia Senate in 1964. He served as a Republican Senator for eight years, working closely with such politicians as Governor Zell B. Miller, Senator Culver Kidd, and Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives Tom Murphy. Albert recalls a few particularly memorable experiences, including Culver Kidd’s “Crown Royal pants” and the articles written about him when he endorsed Democratic candidate Zell B. Miller for Governor.

Collection Description

Biographical note

After graduating from the University of South Carolina, serving six months in the army, and opening a John Deere dealership in Augusta, Georgia, Frank Albert was elected to the Georgia Senate in 1964. He served as a Republican Senator for eight years, working closely with such politicians as Governor Zell B. Miller, Senator Culver Kidd, and Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives Tom Murphy. Albert later ran for U.S. Congress and co-started a cosmetic teeth company in 1986 with his wife Nancy.

Scope and Content

Frank Albert discusses his time in the Georgia State Senate, recalling experiences working on Senate Committees with Zell B. Miller and Culver Kidd.

Albert recalls various issues that surfaced during his tenure, including the Georgia Lottery and his attempts to call for an official Georgia State Dog. He also talks about a few particularly memorable experiences, including Culver Kidd’s “Crown Royal pants” and the articles written about him when he endorsed Democratic candidate Zell B. Miller for Governor.

Albert discusses his experience running for U.S. Congress and his opinion concerning the “Washington scene” and campaign finance. He also gives his views on Ted Cruz and the Tea Party.


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 152, 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

Audiovisual.
Campaign management--United States.
Elections--United States.
Georgia. General Assembly. Senate.
Lotteries--Georgia.
Oral histories.
Republican Party (Ga.)
Tea Party movement

Related Collections in this Repository

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

ROGP 152 Frank Albert video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
ROGP 152 Frank Albert video, 2013 October 21 (Extent: 48.0 minutes ) Access Online