Interview with Bob Holmes, May 13, 2009

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Robert A. “Bob” Holmes was invited to teach as a professor in the political science department of Clark Atlanta University in 1971. Holmes became active in a variety of political issues and campaigns. In 1974, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives as a Democrat. He was the first African American to serve on the budget subcommittee. In 1989, he became director of the Southern Center for Studies in Public Policy, researching international political issues. He promoted election law reform and co-sponsored Motor Voter legislation. In 1990, he was appointed chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. Holmes discusses being an African American in the Georgia legislature, his recollection of politicians he served with and worked for, and the electoral system of Georgia and the United States.






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Bob Holmes and Bob Short, “Interview with Bob Holmes, May 13, 2009,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed December 7, 2022,