Interview with Herman E. Talmadge, Part 1, June 26, 1988

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

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Herman E. Talmadge interviewed by Hal Henderson. Talmadge served as governor of Georgia from 1947 to 1955 and as United States Senator from 1957 to 1981. Topics include the genealogy and history of the Talmadge family, Talmadge’s childhood, education, and relationship with his father (Eugene Talmadge), and Herman's early political activities. Herman Talmadge discusses Eugene Talmadge’s political style and campaigns and compares those with his own. He also discusses his service in the Navy during World War II, Georgia politicians during the 1930s and 1940s (including Ed Rivers, Roy Harris, Ellis Arnall, and M.E. Thompson), the three governors controversy (1946-1947), and the Neil Primary Act and white voting primaries.






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Herman E. Talmadge and Hal Henderson, “Interview with Herman E. Talmadge, Part 1, June 26, 1988,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 25, 2024,