Interview with Nan Orrock, December 15, 2010

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Senator Nan Orrock was elected by Atlanta voters to the Georgia Senate in 2006, after serving ten terms in the House of Representatives, where she was the first woman elected as House majority whip. She also served as the Governor’s Floor Leader, a committee chair, and a member of the Speaker’s Policy Committee. Her Senate District 36 encompasses downtown Atlanta, stretching north to Lenox Square, south to the city limits and west to the MARTA north-south line. Orrock discusses her early work in the civil rights movement, her time in the legislature, and the nature of party politics in Georgia.





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Nan Orrock and Bob Short, “Interview with Nan Orrock, December 15, 2010,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed December 7, 2022,