Interview with Jane Kidd, February 25, 2010

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Jane Brevard Vandiver Kidd was involved in politics early, serving as chair of Youth for Herman Talmadge in Talmadge’s 1968 Senate campaign, and campaigning for her father during his 1972 U.S. Senate campaign. She graduated from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism in 1975, and in 1980 she won a seat on the Lavonia City Council, which she kept for three terms. In 1992 she was Don Johnson’s campaign manager in his successful run for congress, and served as Johnson’s district director. In 2004 Kidd was elected to the state house, serving for one term before mounting an unsuccessful bid for a state senate seat. In 2007 she was elected chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Kidd discusses her experience in legislature, some issues faced by Democrats in Georgia, and the political climate of the 2010 election year.






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Jane Kidd and Bob Short, “Interview with Jane Kidd, February 25, 2010,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed December 7, 2022,