Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 136 Roy MoultrieReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 136 Roy Moultrie

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 136 Roy Moultrie

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 136 Roy Moultrie
Creator Moultrie, Roy D., 1932-
Dates 2012 May 4
Extent 1.0 interview
Repository Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
AbstractRoy D. Moultrie was born in Hamilton, Georgia, on April 2, 1932. He attended West Georgia College and obtained his J.D. from Mercer University. Moultrie served as a probate judge in Harris County, Georgia, before running for state representative for the 93rd district in 1984. He served as a state representative from 1985 to 1993. Moultrie discusses his experiences as a judge, his work in the legislature, and the many Georgia politicians with whom he has worked.

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


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Biographical Note

Roy D. Moultrie was born in Hamilton, Georgia, on April 2, 1932. He attended West Georgia College and obtained his J.D. from Mercer University. Moultrie served as a Probate Judge in Harris County, Georgia, before running for State Representative for the 93rd district in 1984. He served as a State Representative from 1985 to 1993.


Scope and Content

Roy Moultrie conveys his thoughts on the transition from the county unit system to popular voting. He discusses the issues with reapportionment and explains how the transition affected him as a probate judge. Moultrie discusses early voting machines, electronic voting, and the present-day issues with voter ID laws. He recalls his relationship with Denmark Groover.

Moultrie discusses his early life and education. He comments on his interest in politics and his transition to becoming an ordinary/probate judge. Moultrie reflects on the decision to run for state legislature. He discusses his campaign and recalls his committee assignments.

Moultrie comments on his earliest campaign for M. E. Thompson and his father's support for Herman Talamadge. He also reflects on the administrations of Ellis Arnall, Marvin Griffin, and Ernest Vandiver. Moultrie discusses school integration in Georgia in Harris County and in the rest of Georgia. He comments on the politics of Jimmy Carter, Bo Callaway, Lester Maddox, Joe Frank Harris, and George Busbee. Moultrie recalls not voting for Zell Miller's lottery bill because his constituents did not support it.

Moultrie discusses his political views and life after retirement and comments on party politics in Georgia.


Related Collections in this Repository

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection


Access Points

Apportionment (Election laws)--Georgia.
Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992.
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Democratic Party (Ga.)
Election law--Georgia.
Elections--Georgia.
Elections--Southern States.
Griffin, Samuel Marvin.
Groover, Denmark, 1922-2001
Judges--Georgia.
Oral histories.
Politicians--Georgia.
School integration--Georgia.
Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Vandiver, S. Ernest (Samuel Ernest), 1918-2005.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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