Interview with Bo Callaway, April 21, 1981

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

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Howard H. "Bo" Callaway interviewed by Hal Henderson. Callaway is a businessman and politician who has held several public offices including U.S. Congressman (1965-1967) and U.S. Secretary of the Army (1973-1975). Topics include Callaway’s decision to change from the Democratic to Republican Party in 1964; his decision to run for governor in 1966, the political climate in Georgia in the 1960s; possible candidates in 1966 gubernatorial race, Callaway's views on candidates in the 1966 Democratic Primary, Callaway's business experience at Callaway Gardens prior to running for governor, running against Lester Maddox in 1966, Callaway's campaign for governor and campaign expenses, the congressional vote on the minimum wage bill during his campaign, and the write-in campaign for Arnall in the 1966 gubernatorial election.






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Howard "Bo" Callaway and Hal Henderson, “Interview with Bo Callaway, April 21, 1981,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 25, 2024,