Interview with Mack Mattingly, February 15, 2007

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Mack Mattingly was born in Anderson, Indiana on January 7, 1931 and had a career in both business and politics in Georgia for many decades. In 1980 he became the first Republican from Georgia to serve in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction. In this interview Mattingly discusses his entrance into politics with his role in the Georgia Republican Party as chairman of the 8th district for Barry Goldwater’s campaign, as well as his service in the U.S. Senate, working primarily on tax and trade policy. He also addresses his work with NATO and national defense issues surrounding the Cold War and the War on Terror. Other topics include his early years in Indiana, his Air Force service in the Korean War, and his long career with IBM.






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Mack Mattingly and Bob Short, “Interview with Mack Mattingly, February 15, 2007,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 25, 2024,