Interview with Mary Anne Summers, November 5, 2008

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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In this interview Mary Anne Summers discusses her experiences working with a variety of Georgia politicians and public figures throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Summers became a secretary for Richard Ashford during the Vandiver administration. During the Sanders administration, she was secretary to Doug Barnard, and assistant to the governor. She then went to work as an assistant to the Georgia Senate, and helped numerous Georgia senators with speeches and bills. After that, she worked with the Tourism Committee and traveled around Georgia. She worked on Charles Weltner’s 1964 campaign for Congress and assisted Zell Miller in his 1974 campaign for lieutenant governor. She became involved with Elliot Levitas’ campaign for the house of representatives, and remained on his staff throughout his time as a Georgia congressman.






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Mary Anne Summers and Bob Short, “Interview with Mary Anne Summers, November 5, 2008,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 25, 2024,