Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 162 Frank MooreReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 162 Frank Moore

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 162 Frank Moore

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 162 Frank Moore
Creator: Moore, Frank
Dates: 2015 June 10
Extent: 1.0 interview
Collection Number: RBRL/220/ROGP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Frank Moore worked in Jimmy Carter’s gubernatorial and presidential administrations. In this interview he discusses his specific roles as Deputy Chief of Staff to Hamilton Jordan, national finance chairman of Carter’s campaign, and congressional lobbyist in Carter’s administration. Moore also discusses campaign strategy, the relationship between Congress and Carter’s administration, and Carter’s legislative agenda. He further discusses notable events from the Carter presidency, including policy change and the United States’ role in international politics and peacekeeping.

Collection Description

Biographical note

Frank Moore was born in Dahlonega, Georgia, in 1935. After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in 1959, he worked as a test marketer for the Quaker Oats Company. He later worked as manager of a Head Start program in northeast Georgia, and later on a planning and development commission in middle Georgia, where he became acquainted with Jimmy Carter. Moore worked on Carter’s second gubernatorial campaign, and served as Hamilton Jordan’s Deputy Chief of Staff in the Governor’s Office. Moore later worked on Carter’s presidential campaign, serving as the campaign’s national finance chairman, managing the Southern flank of the campaign, and spending time in Washington, D.C. establishing relationships with members of Congress. Moore served as a congressional lobbyist during Carter’s presidential term, and afterwards, served as vice president of government and regulatory affairs with Waste Management Incorporated.

Scope and Content

Frank Moore recalls his early life in Dahlonega, Georgia and attending the University of Georgia. He talks about his early position as test marketer at the Quaker Oats Company, director of the Head Start program in northeast Georgia, and member of the planning and development commission in Middle Georgia. Moore discusses working in Jimmy Carter’s gubernatorial administration, and his role as national finance chairman, congressional lobbyist, and deputy campaign manager during Carter’s presidential campaign. Moore comments on the campaign strategy used by Carter, the process of selecting a new Cabinet, and the nature of the relationship between the Presidential Office and Congress. Moore also comments on Carter’s approach toward setting legislative priorities, his push for big issues such as the Panama Canal Treaty, energy policy, and government reorganization. Moore discusses the Carter Administration's public awareness campaign to increase grassroots support of the congressional ratification of the Panama Canal Treaty. Moore also talks about the Carter administration’s participation in human rights and foreign relations milestones, including the Camp David Accords, the opening of U.S.-China diplomatic relations, and the SALT-II treaty. Moore reflects on his disappointment at not being able to pass hospital cost containment legislation.


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 162, 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.
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Oral histories.
Presidents--United States--Election--1976.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

ROGP 162 Frank Moore video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
ROGP 162 Frank Moore video, 2015 June 10 Access Online