Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 156 Ray HollandReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 156 Ray Holland

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 156 Ray Holland

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 156 Ray Holland
Creator: Holland, Ray
Dates: 2014 October 1
Extent: 1.0 interview
Collection Number: RBRL/220/ROGP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Ray Holland is an attorney who served in the Georgia House from 1989-2003. In this interview Holland discusses his education at the University of Georgia and his introduction to politics through the YMCA Youth Assembly. He discusses his early experiences as a legislator after being elected in 1988, including the Biennial Institute, first impressions of other legislators, and serving on various committees. Holland discusses proposing budget reform legislation, his relationship with Zell Miller, and ethics issues. Holland also discusses reapportionment and the rise of the Republican party, minority politicians, and demographic changes in Georgia. He talks about rural economic development, compensation of public officials, and the controversy over changing the Georgia state flag.

Collection Description

Biographical note

Ray Holland is an attorney who served in the Georgia House from 1989-2003. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a degree in political science and from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1977. During his time in the house he represented District 136 (Worth, Turner, and Lee counties) and then District 157 (Worth, Turner, and Tift counties). In the General Assembly he served on the Appropriations Committee, the Rules Committee, the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee, the Special Rules (Policy) Committee, the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee, and the Governmental Affairs Committee. He has been a partner at Holland & Holland law firm in Ashburn, Georgia.

Scope and Content

Holland discusses his education at the University of Georgia and his introduction to politics through the YMCA Youth Assembly. He discusses his early experiences as a legislator after being elected in 1988, including the Biennial Institute, first impressions of other legislators, and serving on various committees. Holland discusses proposing budget reform legislation, his relationship with Zell Miller, and ethics issues. Holland also discusses reapportionment and the rise of the Republican party, minority politicians, and demographic changes in Georgia. He talks about rural economic development, compensation of public officials, and the controversy over changing the Georgia state flag.


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 156, 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, 2015.


Related Materials

Access Points

Audiovisual.
Oral histories.

Related Collections in this Repository

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

ROGP 156 Ray Holland video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
ROGP 156 Ray Holland video, 2014 October 1 Access Online