Interview with Tom Buck, March 31, 2010

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Dublin Core


Thomas Bryant Buck, III, was first elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1966. He served for thirty-eight years in the Georgia House of Representatives, one of the longest tenures of any lawmaker in the state's history. He became a committee chairman during his third year in the house, and worked his way steadily up the house leadership ladder, serving in turn as chairman of the Retirement Committee, the University System Committee, and the powerful Ways and Means and Appropriations Committees. In 2004, Buck retired from political office after nineteen legislative sessions. Buck discusses his time in the legislature, the process of drafting a budget, and the state of party politics in Georgia.






Oral History Item Type Metadata


Tom Buck and Bob Short, “Interview with Tom Buck, March 31, 2010,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed December 7, 2022,