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Roy Barnes oral history interviews, October 5 and 26, 1990

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: BarnesR_1990100526_P1990-13

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Thomas A. Scott. Among topics discussed: Family background; family business; Eugene Talmadge supporters; changes in Mableton; education; early political interests; Republican Party; switch to Democratic Party; Buddy Darden and Matthews case; first political campaign; term limits; 1974 political newcomers; Joe Mack Wilson; Zell Miller; rise of Republican Party in Georgia.


  • Creation: October 5 and 26, 1990


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.

Biographical Note

Roy Barnes (b. 1948), from Cobb County, served in the Georgia Senate from 1975 to 1991, and was a candidate in the 1990 Democratic gubernatorial primary. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1992 where he served before winning the 1998 Gubernatorial election to become the 80th governor of Georgia. He lost the Governorship in 2002 and returned to his legal career, before attempting a political comeback in 2010 with a failed attempt to re-capture the governorship.


2 item(s) (audio (2:06:27 duration) transcript (84 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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