|Title:||Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 068 Glenn Anthony|
|Creator||Anthony, Glenn, 1924-|
|Dates||2009 January 29|
|Repository||Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies|
|Abstract||Glenn Anthony reported for the United Press International, covering various civil rights groups in Alabama and Tennessee. He entered politics when he went to work for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, lobbying for business interests. He was involved in establishing numerous programs, including Stay and See Georgia, a travel program. He lobbied for over twenty years with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Forest Association. Anthony discusses his early life, lobbying for business interests, and his experience with different Georgia governors.|
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 068, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.
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Glenn Anthony was born in Lenoir City, Tennessee, in 1924. He attended the University of Tennessee and studied journalism. He transferred to Florida State University and graduated in 1952. He first worked for a company newspaper at the Oakridge National Laboratory in Oakridge, Tennessee. After his marriage, he started work at the Palm Beach Post Times in Florida. When he reported for the United Press International, he covered various civil rights groups in Alabama and Tennessee. He entered politics when he went to work for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, lobbying for business interests. He was involved in establishing numerous programs, including Stay and See Georgia, a travel program. He lobbied for over twenty years with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Forest Association.
Glenn Anthony recalls his childhood in Lenoir City, Tennessee, and subsequent Navy service in the South Pacific.
Anthony discusses his work at the Oakridge National Laboratory, the Palm Beach Post Times, and United Press International. He recalls working in Montgomery during important civil rights events such as the bus boycott. Anthony discusses his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Anthony recalls being reassigned to Atlanta to work as a capitol reporter. He discusses his experience as a journalist covering Governor Marvin Griffin, including Griffin's indirect answers and his investigations into corruption in the Griffin administration.
Anthony discusses Governor Sanders' approach to integration, his ties to Washington, D.C. and his role in bringing professional sports teams to Atlanta. He also comments on what makes a good lobbyist, a bad lobbyist, and public perception of what lobbyists do.
Anthony recalls being hired by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce to lobby for business interests. He discusses coordinating governmental affairs tours with political participants such as Governors Sanders, Vandiver, Talmadge, and Maddox and Congressman Landrum. He also mentions his work with Congressional dinners and the Star Student program. Anthony explains the nicknames he has been assigned over the years such a "joree" "tiger" and "Colonel".