Interview with Gwen O'Looney, Part 1, November 14, 2014

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

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Description

Gwendolyn Ingram O’Looney grew up on St. Simon’s Island, graduated from the University of Georgia, and has worked in human service positions throughout her career. In this interview, she talks about her public service career in local politics, as a city council member and two-term mayor of Athens-Clarke County. She describes issues affecting Athens during the 1980s, as well as the race relations and women and minority representation at the time. O’Looney discusses the city-county unification process that created Athens-Clarke County, its ramifications, and her involvement in carrying out consolidation in her role as mayor.

Date

2014-11-14

Identifier

RBRL361AOHP-004

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Duration

132 minutes



Citation

Gwen O'Looney and Betsy Bean, “Interview with Gwen O'Looney, Part 1, November 14, 2014,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed February 25, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL361AOHP/RBRL361AOHP-004.

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