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Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1915 - 2003

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Georgia Governors Roundtable, October 31, 1985

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Identifier: Governorsroundtable_19851031_P1985-01
Scope and Contents Participants: Lester Maddox, Carl Sanders, Herman Talmadge, S. Ernest VandiverAmong topics discussed: Talmadge claim that he represented views of people in the desegregation of schools; Vandiver regret of "no not one" statement; Vandiver response to being accused of being "middle of the road"; Vandiver's involvement in the creation of the Sibley Commission; Sanders 1962 campaign; Sanders view that the schools should not be closed due to forced desegregation; Sanders view of the...
Dates: October 31, 1985

Jack Tarver research collection

 Collection
Identifier: M197
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.
Dates: 1955-1969

Lester Maddox oral history interview, June 16, 1976

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Identifier: MaddoxL_19760616_P1976-05
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Robert Dubay. Among topics discussed: Marvin Griffin; Pickrick restaurant catering governor's mansion during Griffin's administration; reasons why he lost 1962 governors race; the "political establishment" support of Carl Sanders; Peter Zack Geer; 1962 primary; Ernest Vandiver; Americus, GA; the "political establishment"; the "liberal" media; race issue in the South; southern progressives; education during administration; number of blacks appointed during administration; negative...
Dates: June 16, 1976

Lester Maddox oral history interviews, November 22, 1988, July 26, 1989

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Identifier: MaddoxL_19881122_P1989-11
Scope and Contents Interviewed by John Allen. Among topics discussed: Childhood memories; family background; childhood business dealings; Home Park Elementary School; heroes; Depression era; black/white neighborhood relations; memories of parents; religious influence; Franklin Roosevelt; WPA work; Virginia Maddox; working at Atlantic Steel; Bessemer Galvanizing Works; attack at Pearl Harbor; work injury ; return to Atlanta; Bell Aircraft; first restaurant; sale of restaurant; buying grocery store; becoming a real...
Dates: November 22, 1988, July 26, 1989