Interview with Billy Lovett, October 31, 2017

Collection: Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project

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Description

Billy Lovett grew up in Dublin, Georgia in Laurens County. Lovett is a former Laurens County Commissioner and later served on the State Public Service Commission beginning the 1970s. In 1982, he ran as an unsuccessful campaign for governor and returned to the Public Service Commission, where he also served as its chairman. In the 1984, Lovett switched his affiliation to the Republican Party while in office, citing reasons of being limited in his capacity to make change within the Democratic Party political structure. Lovett ran an unsuccessful race for Insurance Commissioner in 1990, and subsequently was elected the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party at the recommendation of party leaders. In addition to politics, Lovett is a businessman and entrepreneur based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Date

2017-10-31

Identifier

RBRL425TPGA-019

Coverage

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Duration

50 minutes



Citation

Billy Lovett and Ashton Ellett, “Interview with Billy Lovett, October 31, 2017,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 14, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL425TPGA/RBRL425TPGA-019.

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