Interview with Pierre Howard, November 16, 2009

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Pierre Howard was elected to the Georgia Senate as a Democrat in 1972. He continued to be reelected until 1988. In 1974, Governor George Busbee appointed him assistant floor leader of the senate, a position he held for eight years. Howard proposed numerous acts of legislation, including the Community Care Act. Governor Zell Miller appointed him chairman of the Senate Human Resources Committee. He served there for sixteen years. In 1990, Howard was elected lieutenant governor, and served under Governor Miller for two terms. Roy Barnes appointed him to the Board of the Natural Resources Committee, which he chaired for three years. Howard discusses his relationship with political colleagues in the Georgia legislature, his family's history in public service, and several campaigns he worked on.






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Pierre Howard and Bob Short, “Interview with Pierre Howard, November 16, 2009,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 14, 2024,