Interview with DuBose Porter, February 24, 2009

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Dublin Core


DuBose Porter ran a successful campaign as a Democrat for the Georgia House of Representatives, in 1982. In 1987, Porter and Griffin Lovett bought Dublin’s daily newspaper, The Courier Herald. Porter oversees the business and publishing aspect of the paper. In 1991 and 1992, he served as Governor Miller’s administration floor leader in the legislature. In 2003, he was elected speaker pro tempore in the Georgia House of Representatives. In 2005, he was elected leader of the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He served on numerous committees, including Appropriations, Agriculture & Consumer Affairs, Ethics, and Rules. He served as a member of Governor Miller’s Preservation 2000 Committee, and as Chairman of Education and Higher Education. Porter discusses the newspaper business, his time in the legislature, and party politics in Georgia.






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DuBose Porter and Bob Short, “Interview with DuBose Porter, February 24, 2009,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed December 7, 2022,