Interview with Jay Morgan, November 1, 2017

Collection: Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project

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Jay Morgan grew up in Talbotton, Georgia in Talbot County and attended the University of Georgia in the early 1980s. Morgan was a regional finance director for the Republican National Committee before becoming the executive director for the Georgia Republican Party in 1984, the youngest person to serve in that role. As executive director, Morgan oversaw the state party's efforts to reelect Mack Mattingly to his U.S. Senate seat during the 1986 election cycle. Morgan has additionally worked on Johnny Isakson's gubernatorial campaign in 1990 and later as chief of staff to Congressman Mac Collins. Aside from politics, Morgan has worked as a lobbyist, as Senior Vice President at Edington, Wade, and Sanders, and later establishing his own firm, JL Morgan Company.



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141 minutes


Jay Morgan and Ashton Ellett, “Interview with Jay Morgan, November 1, 2017,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 25, 2024,