|Title:||Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 033 Ned Young|
|Creator||Young, Ned B., 1934-2008.|
|Dates||2008 June 2|
|Repository||Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies|
|Abstract||Ned Young discusses his activity with the Jaycees, a civic organization, in Georgia and nationally, as well as his career of campaign management. Young worked for Ellis Arnall’s 1966 gubernatorial campaign, Lester Maddox’s campaign for governor, Maddox’s 1970 bid for lieutenant governor, and advised the campaigns of Bill Stuckey and Sam Nunn.|
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.
Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 033, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.
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Ned B. Young was born in Bakersville, North Carolina, in 1934. He attended the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. He moved to St. Simons, Georgia, in 1954, where he worked for Delta Airlines. He first became active in politics when he joined the Georgia Jaycees--he would become president of the organization and national director of the U.S. Jaycees. He worked for Ellis Arnall’s gubernatorial campaign in 1966, and after Arnall’s loss in the Democratic primary, Young joined Lester Maddox’s gubernatorial campaign. He continued to support Maddox in his successful bid for lieutenant governor in 1970, and worked as a campaign advisor for Bill Stuckey and Sam Nunn. Young continued to live in St. Simons, and was the owner and operator of the Bowlarena in Brunswick for many years. He also owned Professional Corrections Services in Savannah. Ned Young died in Savannah in 2008.
In this interview, Young discusses his activity with the Jaycees, a civic organization, in Georgia and nationally, as well as his career of campaign management. He addresses his work with Ellis Arnall's 1966 gubernatorial campaign, Lester Maddox's campaign for governor, Maddox’s 1970 bid for lieutenant governor, as well as the campaigns of Bill Stuckey and Sam Nunn.