Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral history Collection, ROGP 012 Nathan DealReflections on Georgia Politics Oral history Collection, ROGP 012 Nathan Deal

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral history Collection, ROGP 012 Nathan Deal

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral history Collection, ROGP 012 Nathan Deal
Creator Deal, John Nathan, 1942-
Dates 2007 February 1
Extent 1.0 interview
Repository Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
AbstractNathan Deal worked as a lawyer, assistant district attorney and judge, before being elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1981. He served until 1993, and was president pro tempore in his last term. Deal was elected in 1992 as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress, but four months into his second term he switched to the Republican Party. He went on to win his first term as a Republican in 1996, and ran a successful campaign to become Governor of Georgia in 2010. In this interview Deal discusses his path into politics and describes how he came to change his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in 1995, shortly after his reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. Deal also elaborates on his positions regarding a number of issues, including immigration reform, U.S. foreign policy with Iraq and Afghanistan, social programs, tax policy, environmental issues, and global trade policies.

Administrative Information

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 012, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.


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Biographical Note

John Nathan Deal was born in Millen, Georgia on August 25, 1942. He attended Mercer University and the Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia. He served in the U.S. Army. Deal worked as a lawyer, assistant district attorney, and judge before being elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1981. He served until 1993, and was president pro tempore in his last term. Deal was elected in 1992 as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress, but four months into his second term he switched to the Republican Party. He won his first term as a Republican in 1996, and retired in 2010 to enter the race for Governor of Georgia, which he won.


Scope and Content

Deal discusses his path into politics and describes how he came to change his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in 1995, shortly after his reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. Deal also elaborates on his positions regarding a number of issues, including immigration reform, U.S. foreign policy with Iraq and Afghanistan, social programs, tax policy, environmental issues, and global trade policies.


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Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection


Access Points

Environmental policy--United States.
Georgia--Emigration and immigration.
Iraq War, 2003-
Oral histories.
Taxation--Law and legislation--Georgia.
Taxation--Law and legislation--United States.
Textile industry--Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
ROGP 012 Nathan Deal video, 2007 February 1 ( 46.0 minutes ) VIEW ONLINE
 
ROGP 012 Nathan Deal transcript, 2007 February 1 VIEW ONLINE