Interview with Ellis Arnall, Part 2, February 21, 1986

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

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Ellis Arnall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include the 1945 Georgia constitution, influences on Arnall's career in politics, and his views on Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. Arnall also discusses his gubernatorial administration (1943-1947), including state taxes, state debt, the poll tax, the voting age, the race issue, campaigning, and his relationship with the Georgia legislature while governor. Arnall talks about the Georgia Constitution and gubernatorial succession, his relationship with Roy V. Harris and Ed Rivers, his decision to run for governor in 1966, his views on actual and possible candidates in the 1946 gubernatorial election (including Roy Harris, Marvin Griffin, Jimmy Carmichael, and Ed Rivers), and his lack of desire to be governor again, post-1947.

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1986-02-21

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RBRL096HPH-OHARN12

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Ellis G. Arnall and Hal Henderson, “Interview with Ellis Arnall, Part 2, February 21, 1986,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed August 11, 2022, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/items/show/1815.