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Sam Caldwell oral history interview, December 12, 1978

Identifier: CaldwellS_19781212_P1978-01

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Robert Dubay. Among topics discussed: First state job; speech writing for Griffin; Griffin's method of speaking; Garland Byrd campaign, Jim Gillis; Griffin's support of Caldwell for Commissioner of Labor; reasons why Griffin lost 1962 governor's race; aftermath of Griffin administration; accomplishments; Atlanta newspapers and state government feud; impact of county unit system on Georgia politics; the black vote; differences between candidates in 1962 governors race; difficulty of making a comeback; organized labor; Nova Scotia miners and segregation; anecdotal stories; Griffin's humor; Roy Chalker; Roy McCracken, 1962 campaign manager.


  • December 12, 1978


Restrictions on Access

Available in Reading Room and online

Biographical Note

Sam Caldwell (1929-) served as the State Highway Commission Personnel Director from 1962 to 1966, and on the State Labor Department Commission from 1967 to 1984.


2 item(s) (audio (37:11 duration) transcript (20 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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