- Existence: 1907 - 1982
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract: Jackson Williams "Jack" Tarver was born March 2, 1917, in Savannah, Georgia, the only son of banker and hotelier Otis M. Tarver and deLuth Williams Tarver. In 1938, he graduated from Mercer University in Macon with a degree in journalism and began his professional career at The Vidalia Advance The Jack Tarver Research Collection includes logs, indices, one transcript and sound copies of WSB, WABE and WAOK radio programs from the 1950s and the 1960s.
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Jane Herndon. Among topics discussed: How Griffin became E. D. Rivers's executive secretary; Rivers's personality; Rivers as a New Deal advocate; factionalism in Georgia politics; Griffin's 1954 gubernatorial campaign strategy; politics under the county unit system; the popular support for Eugene Talmadge; Ellis Arnall; the political break between Arnall and Rivers in 1946; reasons for Rivers's 1946 gubernatorial bid; the 1946 governor's race; Rivers's entry into politics; Rivers...
Dates: August 21, 1971