Interview with George Berry, April 6, 2013

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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George Berry discusses the political career of James Carmichael, including his early life, his involvement with Rickenbacker Field and the Bell Aircraft Corporation in Marietta, his work with Governor Ellis Arnall, and the 1946 governor's race against Eugene Talmadge and Three Governors Controversy. Berry also discusses Carmichael's civic involvement in Marietta and Cobb County. Berry served as deputy chief administrative officer in Mayor Ivan Allen's administration and under Mayor Sam Massell as chief administrative officer during Atlanta's critical transition from primarily white to mixed race leadership. In 1983, Berry became the commissioner of Industry, Trade and Tourism for the state of Georgia. He remained in that position until 1990, when he ran an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor.






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George Berry and Bob Short, “Interview with George Berry, April 6, 2013,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed December 7, 2022,