Interview with Edward Lindsey, Jr., January 26, 2018

Collection: Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project

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Lindsey discusses his early life in Atlanta, witnessing the Civil Rights movement firsthand, and details his legal career. Lindsey outlines his involvement with political campaigns in the early 2000s prior to his successful run for the Georgia House in 2004. He then lists the issues he tackled during his 9-year tenure in the legislature, such as transportation and redistricting, including those he had to manage as the House’s majority whip. Lindsey then discusses his unsuccessful run for the 5th Congressional district in 2014. He concludes by commenting on the politics of division he has witnessed since 2014 and his hopes on the future of Georgia politics.

Edward Lindsey, Jr., was born and raised in Atlanta and attended Davidson College in North Carolina to study history in 1981. Lindsey then returned to Georgia to attend the University of Georgia School of Law. He began a private legal practice in Toccoa, Georgia in 1987, and then created the firm Godman McGuffey Lindsey & Johnson in 1990 after returning to Atlanta. He ran for the state senate in 2000 to represent the area around Buckhead, losing to Rusty Paul in the Republican primary. He then ran for the state house in 2004, successfully winning the 54th House district. He remained in that seat until 2014, when he unsuccessfully ran for the 5th Congressional district. Since then, Linsey has worked as a partner for Dentons’ Public Policy and Regulation Division.






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90 minutes


Edward Lindsey, Jr. and Ashton Ellett, “Interview with Edward Lindsey, Jr., January 26, 2018,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed May 25, 2024,