Interview with Jimmy Paulk, September 29, 2010

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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James L. Paulk, known as Jimmy, was born March 26, 1949, in Fitzgerald, Georgia. He received a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Management from the University of Georgia in 1972. At the age of 26, Paulk defeated Senator Martin Young, then the longest serving member of the Georgia Senate, to represent as a Democrat the 13th District, which covered Ben Hill, Irwin, Turner Worth, Crisp, Dooley, and part of Tift counties. After leaving office in 1980, Paulk relocated to New York City to work with the National Audobon Society. Paulk discusses his early work in the legislature, the friends he had made in the capitol, and his opinion of party politics in Georgia.






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Jimmy Paulk and Bob Short, “Interview with Jimmy Paulk, September 29, 2010,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 25, 2024,